Death Notice for Michael Sorensen

Can someone help me translate this Danish death notice?

It's for my Great grandfather. I am trying to trace his parents.


My great grandfather's entry on Wikitree: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Sorenson-616

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    – Jan Murphy
    Sep 20, 2018 at 15:28
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    Is this the same death notice which is transcribed and translated on the linked WikiTree page?
    – Jan Murphy
    Sep 22, 2018 at 0:23
  • Yes, thanks Jan, I used your tools below to do the translation myself. Sep 22, 2018 at 7:49
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    – Jan Murphy
    Sep 22, 2018 at 21:57
  • Does this answer your question? Reading and interpreting baptismal record (from 1706) in old Danish script? Jul 23, 2020 at 17:05

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With the help of the links that were shared and Google Translate, I was able to translate the record as follows:

Death Notice in Danish: Forhenværende husejer af Vennebjerg, Vennebjerg, sogn. Fodt i Haage, Vennebjerg sogn d 26 Marts 1859. Hjemme døbt d 13 April 1859. Fremstillet I Vennebjerg kirke d 31 Juli 1859. Son of this mand Soren Mouritsen og husten Johanne Marie Sorensen fra haage. Enkemand after Ane Sophie Hansen der dode i December 1923. Sidste fælles Bopæl: haage

Death Notice in English: Former homeowner of Vennebjerg, Vennebjerg, parish. Born in Haage, Vennebjerg parish d, March 26, 1859. Home baptized d April 13, 1859. Produced in Vennebjerg church on July 31, 1859. Son of this man Soren Mouritsen and his wife Johanne Marie Sorensen from haage. Single man after Ane Sophie Hansen who died in December 1923. Last joint residence: haage.


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