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Lauritz Ulrik la Cour

Lauritz Ulrik la Cour


Jørgen la Cour

Born on 2. Ocktober 1767, died on 3. Sptember 1809


Christine Charlotte Guldberg

Born on 10. Juni 1777, died on 28. Februar 1826

Fathers father

Pierre la Cour

Born on 22. Februar 1716, died on 14. marts 1775

Son of Marie Dornonville la Cour (born Fouzillac)  Born in 1690, died in 1768.

Fathers mother

Christiane Frederikke Nohr

Born in April 1727

Daughter af Bernt Nohr and Ane Cathrine Olesdatter


Mothers father

Holger Guldberg

Mothers mother

Petrea Margrethe Schwane Bang

About Lauritz Ulrik la Cour:

Born April 6, 1802 in Odder. Died 27 February 1875. Son of Jørgen la Cour and Charlotte Guldberg. He was only 7 ½ years old when his father died, and when the mother could not keep all his 5 sons with him (there were no cows), he was taken to the house of the war council Hans Christian Møller (1776-1838) Was renting at Rodstenseje, and his wife Ditlevine von Voss (1779-1834). At the same time, his brother, Holger, as mentioned, came to the house of the owner of the farm, chamberman von Voss, who was a brother to Møllers wife. The two boys could see each other daily and also have a common teacher. War Counselor Møller and his wife, who belonged to Jørgen la Cour and Lotte Guldbergs boyfriend and constant circle of friends, took up the education strictly, and it is therefore not surprising that he often felt lonely and abandoned. "However," he writes somewhere in his last days, "became my great luck the follow-up of the treatment, I enjoyed this, when I in my haste no one else had to resort to comfort, came to seek To all God and Father, and already taught you as a nine-year-old boy to pray with kindness, which I have often had to miss with regret.

But about his foster parents, he says the same place that they were "a couple of very good people" and throughout his life he felt in great gratitude to those who he sought to pay in many ways when it returned later krigsråden. For a short time he went to some kind of real school in Aarhus, but when he was 12 years old, he followed Møller to Østergård, one mile north of Odder, in Tulstrup parish. Became 14 years old in 1816 confirmed in Tulstrup Church and then came to the Land Career Service at Østergård. Warråd Møller was one of the most outstanding farmers of the time, who understood both to operate his farm in an excellent way and to teach the youngsters the same skill, but the students were kept to the fire and it is therefore undoubtedly true what has become Said that when Lauritz Ulrik "later became the man who was able to break up the stone and clear the wooden stump, it was a tenacity he had made on the fields of Østergården."

When he was 18 years old, in May 1820 he took over the rule of his fathers farm in Lyngby Præstegård and conceived it until 1823. He was about a century old and depicted by Frederik Barfod, who now lived with him, as follows: "Han Was now fully expanded, and with its bright hair, its tall forehead, the mild blue eyes, the nice hooked nose, the little mouth, the cleft garden, the fresh skin tone and the thin, sparing beard that neither could nor would hide A pair of disgusting smiley holes, with the sharp, strong growth, a little above the middle, not too heavy and not too flimsy, and with the light, fresh attitude, he was - more especially seen from the left - a more than ordinary beautiful young person who drew The eyes of many, especially the women. The ladies would barely think that something balled when "the beautiful la Cour" was not included. In addition, his mindfulness and filthiness, his modesty, and indeed his true bliss, his inexorable honesty and Truth love that played regularly Into a childish trustworthiness (he did not always think that a joke was just joking), it was nothing that he was close to everyones favor. "

In 1823 was transferred, however, his stepfather to Fakse and he therefore took place as manager of the talented and highly regarded overkrigskommissær Ingerslev on Rugård, where he was to 1825. Of his stepfather, he was following farewell: "After you, my good Lauritsalan which knowledgeable and drivtig farmer continues to carry out the work provided entrusts you with undaunted and unselfish diligence when you during your work in natures garden always with reverence and gratitude reminded nature algode and Lord almighty, and once you know this memory forever intend Thus, your flick generations as the gift of God, and by observing them, are encouraged to apply them to yourself and others with conscience and order when in all your actions you are well-rounded with all and the true sin of those who work for you, And confess you on Christianity and trust in God, as you continue to walk your way into the world calmly and probably, peacefully and peacefully, Gods applause and g ode but-neskers love and esteem and of mens favor and the mens affection become your happy salaries and internal satisfaction and domesticated happiness become your glorious property, and beneficial business carrying your physical health. And all the precious things of all these lives are welcomed to you with the most sincerity of your loving father, H. P. Barfoed. "

In May 1825 leased his Hyllested præstegårdsavling of his cousin and guardian Peder Worm, but purchased the same year - along with manager Jacob Louis Vauvert Hansen Rugård - Skærsø manor with afbygger-yard Fred Commemorative addition Draaby Sogns kings and kirketiender and some peasants goods There were abductions for housewives, for a total of 2400 ransomers. The low price was due partly to the wretched constitution of the farm, partly to the then prevailing agricultural crisis, under which money reached a dazzling value after modern concepts, while land and other commodities fell to a comparatively insignificant price. But that he had landed enough, it shows that, a few years after (in 1828) he resigned to the prostitute Rasmus Horn in Hesselballe (1777-1855) to escape some of the taxes that pushed him, the parcel no. 3 of Skærsø mainland land (the now-being Godthåb) with buildings and adjoining properties. The same year he sold Fred memorial to the aforementioned J. L. V. Hansen, but bought it again by him in 1840 and sold it again to J. L. Faurschou 1848. In the years 1827-33, he had, as mentioned, his brother Holger in partnership with them.

Skærsø was what already mentioned, as Lauritz Ulrik took it very much both vanrygtet and neglected, the fields were neglected, abused woods, buildings partly broken down and sold, partly dilapidated. There was no crew, no tools, nothing in or out, just a tie to a calf. But he took good courage. First, he had to provide the necessary breeding tools, and he made them for a large part himself. In the first year he could only seize a small part of the earth and did the most work himself. Earnings were initially very small, and expenses claimed more than he managed to fulfill. To the farm heard significant stretches of love. He got dearly excavated, got torn smoothly, holes were met, got the tender greenwood broken up and worked, saw grain, partly rapeseed, put a lot of good grass seed and divert crops of a size and value to this so far overlooked soil. Which surprised not only the neighbors, but even exceeded Lauritz Ulriks boldest expectations. On the sandy soil he was looking for a wide-spread potato cultivation, and for a number of years it had been a bad lucrative business for him. In the early years, he sailed to Copenhagen with the potatoes, later, when prices fell, he used them the most for fattening of stude, and over the years he won a lot of reputation in the area like studs. As a potato cultivator, he was somewhat close to his time. When in the spring potatoes were taken up at Skærsø, this was announced at the church meeting, and people from a wide area then poured out to earn something. He introduced a fixed crop rotation and was probably one of the first in the region that introduced clean broke. He picked up good seed from remote districts, regularly tested commercial plants: Tobacco, Bowl, Mustard, Hops, etc. In 1857, he prescribed lupines from abroad, both blue and yellow, and at that time they were unknown in this country. The forest belonging to Skærsø was also shot and guarded by Lauritz Ulrik. He hatched it and planted the open places and eventually got the 80-barred land of peace forest in good order. Part of the sandy soil he planted, and among his planting enterprises, mention can be made of a fir tree and forty plantation in the west side of the forest, which he performed in 1838, and of which he had the pleasure of seeing the necessary timber for spruce trees and posts in A new barn built in 1873. For the buildings were transformed under his hands.

Immediately, he offered those who existed, but in 1833-34 he built the great barn, 1846 the so-called tenant-building, which would serve him as a temporary residence. In 1853 the foundation stone was laid for the new main building, and the stable lengths were partly rebuilt and partly remedied by him at different times. His eldest son has thus spoken of his countrymans work: "Not only did he have a natural plant for agriculture - the real calling of a man is given by our Lord, given it at birth and due to his entire peculiar building (patience, meekness, endurance, Rigidity, a firm, non-flying or daring mindset, an open mind for nature, both small and large, as well as desire for physical work might be mentioned as necessary distinctive features of those who really have an inner call to agriculture) Not alone, I say, he had a real call and definite facility for the country, and not only was he supported in both his native home and his nursing home, but he was also preserved in his other life in accordance with his call. And love for drug abuse never contested and never failed.

And therefore he became such a thoroughbred farmer, as we have seen only a few. Therefore, there was always a peculiar light in his eyes and lives in voice when he spoke about agriculture. It was an area in which he rightly felt at home. "In 1834 was elected Lauritz Ulrik - although head-farmer - as stænderdeputeret the 8th district of Nørre-Jutland less landejendomsbesiddere. He was only 32 years and the second youngest of the 54 men chosen for Viborg stændersamling. he met 1836.1838 and 1840, but had no more influence. he provided some bills, although all fell through. 1841-45 he was a member and chairman of Draaby parish-regency. 1841 -49 the parishs school cartridge and for a long time member of the poverty committee. 1845-49 and 1854 and the following year he was a member of the county council of Randers. In 1847 he bought the Jægergården at Aarhus, lived here from May 1848 to May 1852 but sold it in 1851. 1852 -60 he was tenant of Mallinggård and Holtskovgård. in 1858 he was elected MP for Randers County and met as such on the three following National Days. he was landvæsens Commissioner in Randers Amt 1858. in May 1867 bortfor-pagtede he Skærsø to his sons Niels and Jacob, as he only reserved the garden and woods, which he continued to steer, but four years after he left the lease turn to property, abandoned while guided by gardens and forests, while he reserved the main building for habitation His and his wifes life, and here he died on February 27, 1875.

The most prominent feature in him, says Frederik Barfod, was a vivid sense of justice and a through truthfulness, who was paired with the greatest degree of modesty, yes probably true humility. He had strangely little thoughts about himself, his own abilities, his own knowledge, his own strength and skill. He was in the highest sense peaceful and quiet, yet he was naturally angry. But over the years he still fought his vehementness, so it came to him less often and rarely, and in recent years almost never. He was highly fragile, but at the same time most considerate to everyone else, they are tall or low, they stand him closer or distant. In private - as in the public sector too - he was very reluctant. He did not belong to those who have easy to show their feelings. The same was true of his religious life. In his previous years he saved the most in himself. But when in the early 50s he experienced a spiritual breakthrough and thereby fully and fully relied on the grace of God, he became more bold in the confession.

Married 5 October 1833 in Rolse Church with Ellen Kirstine Poulsen. Born December 26, 1809 at Nørlund. Died 5 March 1875. Daughter of Niels Poulsen to Rolsegård and Dorte Dinesdatter. Was 1825-26 at Randers schoolhouse at Severine Kathrine Heni, who had a highly regarded tailoring school for young girls. Controlled until his wedding house for his brothers at Rolsegård. As young, she was straight, smooth and powerful, of medium height, with beautiful, regular features, of which there was mildness and kindness. She had dark brown hair, a curved forehead and friendly blue-haired eyes. In autumn 1829, Lauritz Ulrik gave her faith, and 4 years later, the wedding was held at Rolsegård. "She became," says Frederik Barfod, "her husbands faithful devoted friend, his tender and loving wife, the alert, careful and conscientious mother of all the big childrens flock." She owned a living family feeling that gave birth to her first and foremost to her children and grandchildren, but also to the great family she belonged to and got married to. She had a strange ability both to be happy and to Happy to smooth and fix everything where there could be some curb on the thread, and to find out where others only then all sound closed. She was extremely careful and thrifty, diligent and effective, generous and helpful. "A prominent feature of both of them," Pauline Worm said about Lauritz Ulrik and his wife, "was their great hospitality, their kindness, round-handedness and kindness to both old and young people who missed a home."

And Morten Pontoppidan, a 14-year-old boy, visited Skærsø, writes: "Skærsø was a lovely large farm in beautiful, authentic Jutland surroundings. One was found between hearty, lively, stoves and beautiful people. One participated in a daily life , Which was characterized by prosperity and some military ability, but also something nice-even and something poetic-something in good pastoral style. It was good at Skærsø and was provided with both soul and body. " She died 6 days after her husband, March 5, 1875, after a few days of sickness, but on her last trip from the dayroom at Skærsø the day her husband had closed her eyes, here should be reproduced the beautiful depiction caused by her eldest son, Jørgen, and about which has been said to be "so overwhelming that it has only a few side effects in our literature." In the afternoon she felt pain in her right side and in the evening at. 8 she was attacked by heavy chills, so she soon agreed with the children that she had to go to bed.

And then its called: "She got up, but she could not go to the old bedroom. Father was probably, and he was not there. The stove burned no longer in there, it was dark and cold-she had become homeless The old old mother, and where could she better seek rest than her daughters in the virgin cage? I never forget this view: Surrounded and followed by her four daughters, shaved tightly into her shawl she slid through the living room. Once upon a time she was as shepherd, but her figure was bent as if she had grown older. And yet, a strange highness rested upon her, and a strange clarity like her. When she quietly and quietly approached everything she approached Say the door, greet his goodnight to us sons who stood on the other side of the living room, so we were taken by the highness and the frightening that we felt unwillingly bound to the spot. None of us dared to break the silence or stop her walk by To move forward Keck her hand for goodnight, but we bowed deeply. A big vision went past our eyes: Our mother went his last walk down here. She began the same time as the father had taken away, so that the assemblies could be put before God. Deep and full-fledged sounded the voice to us, the heart trembled, the eye was filled, the door closed, and - we stood in the living room: this morning the father went home. Now mother also left us. Gods Father gives us all of his grace a blessed meeting-time never to be divorced. "Together with her husband, she was buried from Dråby Church on March 11, 1875. (10 children - No. 67-77).

In the hundredth anniversary of Lauritz la Cours birth in 1902, in Skærsø forest, a memorial with the following inscription was raised by Poul la Cour in Askov:

Memorial stone for Lauritz Ulrik la Cour

Lauritz Ulrik la Cour bought in 1825 Skjærsø
As it was at the time. Faithfully supported by his wife
Ellen Kirstine F. Poulsen, as owner, he managed to build the farm until 1871
Provide crew
Cultivate the ground and the herd
And uplift the forest.
And God blessed the home.
Descendants in 3rd generation traveled
Stones l902
Hundreds of years for his birth.

The memorial stone is set, at the entrance to Skærsø forest just north of Draaby. You pass the stone on the left side when driving along the road from Draaby towards Skærsø and Holme.