Christian August Berkahn, oldest child of Franz Frederick Heinrich Berkahn and Inga Maria Poulsen, was born in Jannerup, Denmark in 1873. In 1874 he migrated with his parents to New Zealand and the family settled near Dannevirke.
Jannerup is a village and parish in northwestern Jutland in Denmark. It is located in the municipality of Thisted, in Region Nordjylland. The municipality covers an area of 1,072 km², and has a total population of 45,549 (2008). Prior to 1970, Jannerup was located in Hundborg Herred (Hundred) shown in the map below.
Jannerup is approximately 6 km west of Sjörind, the nearest railway station, and 12 km west of Thisted town. Aerial photographs of the area show agricultural land with a patchwork of grain crops in fields. Between Jannerup and the western coast are sand dunes, the result of sand drifts that covered previously fertile land in the 19th Century.
The village has a church and about ten houses, most of the houses having farm buildings close by.
The maps below show the location of Jannerup in Denmark (top map) and the parish (bottom). A detailed map of the region published in 1900 is shown on a separate web page - Thisted Amt.
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Landscape near Jannerup
Windmill near Jannerup