Gjøl, the town where Carl and Marinus Mølgaard
born, is 17.8
miles ( 28.7 km) west of Ålborg (Aalborg).
"Gjøl is a small village with about 1300 people
located at the Limfjord and in old days most of the citizens were
farmers and fishermen. Still there are some traditional farmers and a
lot of fur farmers (mink) but most of the people are working at
companies outside Gjøl, a lot in Aalborg, which is one of the largest
cities in Denmark and is only 20 kilometers away. We do have some small
companies here in Gjøl, mostly craftsman. The only fisheries now is
done by people who do it for their hobby."
--Received from Gunnar Mølgaard,
grandson of Jens Madsen Mølgaard,
who still lives in Denmark
April 11, 2000
"The town is a long town, what I mean, is nearly
almost one road, and small side roads from the main street. I guess the
main road is 4 km long. The population in Gjol, or Gjøl in Danish, is
--Received from Steffen Winther,
a resident of Gjøl
February 14, 2001
geographic names have changed through the years.