reply to post by HamP1980
From the reddit page. "Quote"Although he was born in Skodsborg, Denmark at the time of his immigration in 1927 his residence is listed as Helsinger
(more commonly known in the English speaking world as Elsinore thanks to Hamlet).
His final destination on his arrival form in 1927 is listed as Henryville, PA. From 1924 to 1929 Henryville was the location of the Pocono People's
College, an experimental college that did not require its adult students to have any educational prerequisites upon entrance.
The head of Pocono People's College was Dr. Sorn Mathiasen, who had previously taught at the International People’s College in Elsinore. Daniel
Christiansen listed S. A. Mathiasene [sic] as his contact in the US upon his arrival.
This is speculation, but I think it's likely that Daniel Christiansen took classes at the International People's College in Elsinore where he made
the acquaintance of Dr. Mathiasen.
When Dr. Mathiasen became the head of the Pocono People's College it's possible Daniel was invited over to continue his studies. He lists Dr.
Mathiasen as his "friend" not as his teacher/professor on his immigration forms, so it would seem their relationship was a close one.
This could help explain why someone with an 8th grade education (according to his WWII enlistment records and the 1940 US Census) had such an advanced
grasp on mechanical drawing. Perhaps he studied engineering?
When the college closed due to the stock market crash in 1929, Daniel moved to Newark, New Jersey and found work. First as a mechanic in an automobile
factory and later as a carpenter working in furniture repair. He lived in Newark until at least 1942 when he entered the Army.
I'm not sure yet what Daniel did in the years immediately following WWII. The next time he pops up in records is in 1953 when he married Anastasia
Harjaks, an Estonian immigrant, in Palm Beach, Florida.
Daniel and Anastasia lived in Elizabeth, New Jersey from at least 1957 to 1959.
Anastasia died in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1983." Quote end"
Im a danish citizen myself and can make out some danish words and sentences mixed in some of the papers.
some wich are references to persons that he want/wanted to show the papers.
Im not all that convinced that Daniel made all of those drawings. the style is all over the place same with the writings.
And much of the ezekiel drawings seems to have been made by the overlay method of copying.
im mostly fascinated by the hand drawn maps and the different locations and coastlines he seemed to have drawn in.
and helsinger/elsinore is actually spelled Helsingør in correct danish.