Danish immigrants, family history, Danish emigration


Late Thursday afternoon on 7 February 1889, the steamship SS Bravo of the C. K. Hansen Line sailed from the port of Copenhagen for Hull in England. It carried freight, cattle, and a few passengers -all emigrants to America. Among them was a family from Odder in Jutland, a shopkeeper named Corfix S0rensen, his wife, Kathrine, and their five youngest children, Godert, Vagn, Svend, Kamma, and Alrune. Had Corfix and Kathrine known what lay ahead for the rest of their lives in terms of hard work, deprivation, disappointments, and a nagging longing for home in the old country, they may never have set out on their long voyage.