Name: Isidoro Panduro
Given Name: Isidoro
Birth: 7 Apr 1787 in Alcázar de San Juan, La Mancha, Spain
Christening: 9 Apr 1787 Santa Quiteria, Alcázar de San Juan, La Mancha, Spain
Death: 23 Jun 1859 in Hverringe, Viby Parish, Denmark of Age
Burial: 1 Jul 1859 Hverringe, Viby Parish, Denmark
The "Slaegtsbog for efterkommere efter Isidoro Panduro" says he was born 4 April 1788.
Change Date: 11 Mar 2013 at 12:36:56
"We were told stories about the old Isidoro Panduro from Spain. He had come to Denmark
with Spanish troops during the Napoleonic War in the early 1800s. The story we heard
was that the troops were recalled to Spain and Isidoro was to go back with them. But he
had fallen in love with a Danish girl and she hid him in an oak tree at Kaerteminde until
the troops left. Whether papa knew it or not the soldier had been thrown by a horse and
his leg was broken and this was the real reason why he did not return with the troops to
Spain." -- excerpt from "The First Dozen Years" by Ruth Paula Rasmussen, 1984
According to various sources, including the "Slaegtsbog for efterkommere efter Isidoro Panduro" and research compiled by Ellen Rasmussen Greenawalt:
Isidoro's parents worked in a gunpowder factory, and they both died in an explosion when Isidoro was 14. Isidoro and his brother Agustin were taken in by their uncle, a foreman at the factory, and given employment and a room to live in at the factory. About 4 years later, Isidoro joined the Spanish army, where he was trained to be a cavalryman.
Isidoro belonged to the Almansa regiment, one of a number of regiments that were sent to Denmark in 1808 during the Napoleonic Wars. In August 1808, Isidoro was kicked in the left leg by a horse while waiting to cross a bridge. The kick broke his leg, and he was sent to Kerteminde where he recovered in a makeshift hospital. He remained in Kerteminde for a little over a year, when he made arrangements with a Spanish officer to go back to Spain. When it came time to leave, the officer neglected to inform Isidoro, and he was left behind. On Dec. 24, 1809, he found employment as a gardener and coach driver for Hans Rudolph Juel, the owner of the Hverringe estate near Kerteminde, Fyn, Denmark.
A second story.
"Birth: Apr. 7, 1787
Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Death: Jul. 1, 1859, Denmark
Spanish soldier. He was born in the town of Alcázar de San Juan. His father, Agustin Díaz-Panduro, was a worker in the town's gunpowder factory; his mother was Ana Dorotea Jimenez-Jimeno. One day in 1802, both his parents died in an explosion at the gunpowder factory, leaving Isidoro, his brother Agustin and his sister Maria Imanuela orphans. His sister was married, but her husband refused to take care of the boys. Fortunately, Isidoro's uncle, a foreman at the factory, provided the boys with jobs and a room at the factory. Isidoro worked there for a few years, mainly doing water supply work. But he yearned to get out into the world seeking adventure. As an ally of France, Spain was obliged under the Treaty of Basel to provide troops to fight in the Napoleonic Wars. Joining the army was voluntary, but Isidoro saw his chance and joined up in 1805. Isidoro was stationed at Málaga. He belonged to the Almansa Dragoon Regiment under Lieut. Don Agustin Mollan. Life was boring in the army, but the monotony was broken by occasional trips to the Alhambra Palace in Granada, a military base at the time. One day in 1807 it was time to mobilize. The troops mounted their horses and made the long journey through France into Germany. In Hamburg, Isidoro's regiment was met by the military commander Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte. Isidoro's regiment was to be sent to Denmark to join other Spanish, Dutch, Danish and French troops to prepare for an attack on Sweden. The Spaniards traveled north to Denmark under the command of the Spanish general Don Pedro Caro, the Marquis of Romana. Isidoro's regiment was stationed on the island of Fyn. On July 5, 1808, Napoleon installed his brother on the Spanish throne. The Spanish soldiers were terribly unsettled by this development, and nationalistic feelings began to stir among them. When they were ordered to swear allegiance to the new king, several regiments refused to do so, and two of the regiments started to riot, resulting in property damage and deaths. The Danish government ordered the Spanish soldiers to be disarmed. They were no longer to be trusted. In August 1808, Isidoro and a fellow soldier received orders to escort a French commissioner to Nyborg. They were en route toward the city when they were held up by a concentration of troops crossing a small bridge in the tiny village of Åsum, half a mile east of Odense. Isidoro waited patiently with his horse on the right side of the road as an officer's cart, with an extra horse tied behind it, passed right by him. Without warning, the horse kicked Isidoro's left leg, breaking it. Isidoro was placed in a cart and sent to Nyborg for treatment. But in the outskirts of Nyborg, Isidoro's cart was surrounded by Danish troops and he was arrested. The Danish officer, Lieut. Preusser, sent Isidoro to Kerteminde, where he was treated at an apothecary shop that had been converted into a makeshift hospital. There he recovered from his injury over the course of a year. Meanwhile, the plan to invade Sweden never materialized. The Spaniards, feeling betrayed and demoralized, were eager to return to their home country. Near the end of 1809, Isidoro traveled to Odense to visit a Spanish officer who was planning to return to Spain. Isidoro requested to join him, and the officer agreed. Unfortunately, when it came time to leave, the officer neglected to notify Isidoro and left without him, leaving Isidoro stranded. Isidoro received help from a Major Friboe, who recommended him for employment at Hverringe estate near Kerteminde. On Christmas Eve, Isidoro walked to the estate with a small sum of money in his pocket and his green soldier's uniform packed in his knapsack. In addition, he had a letter of recommendation written by Major Friboe. After arriving there, Hans Rudolph Juel, the owner of the estate, employed Isidoro as his personal valet. The years passed, and Isidoro had gotten used to living in Denmark, gradually learning the language. But Danish authorities began searching the country for illegal immigrants, so to safeguard his future in Denmark, Isidoro obtained the chamberlain's permission to get married. On May 2, 1813, he married 23-year-old weaving girl Marie Hansdatter. But to get married, Isidoro had to become a Protestant. He converted, but he never really let go of his Catholic beliefs. He became the father of seven surviving children. One of them, Hans Rudolph, went on to attend university, and for this Isidoro was especially proud. Toward the end of 1838, Isidoro was cut in the right hand by a hook while weighing hops, and it became infected. The infection grew worse, and by the time a doctor treated it, he had lost the use of his hand. Fortunately, the kind Mr. Juel granted Isidoro his full pension. He was naturalized as a Danish citizen during this time. Time passed, and Isidoro and his wife grew old. His wife came down with glaucoma, and was left blind after a botched operation. Isidoro grew increasingly infirm. He suffered from depression which was severe at times, attributing his sadness to having left his mother church. Perhaps it was also exacerbated by the death of his employer, Mr. Juel, and remoteness from his native land. His final years were quiet and melancholy, but comforted by the kind assistance of his daughter Marie Immanuella Panduro and granddaughter Sidsel Marie Oberbech Clausen. He contracted pneumonia in the spring of 1859, and died on June 23. He was buried in Viby Churchyard, but his gravesite was lost during a renovation of the cemetery. "
Father: Augustin Diaz-Panduro b: ABT 1760 in Spain
Mother: Ana Dorotea Jimenez-Jimeno b: ABT 1773 in Spain
Maria Hansdatter b: May 1790 in Fraugde Parish, Denmark c: 24 May 1790 in Fraugde Parish, Odense, Denmark
2 May 1813
in Viby, Denmark
- Marie Immanuella Isidorosdatter Panduro b: 1811 in Allerup, Denmark c: 18 Apr 1811
- Augustin Panduro b: 1813 in in Hollænderhuset, Hverringe, Viby, Denmark c: 26 Jun 1813 in Denmark
- Anna Dorthea Isidorosdatter Panduro b: 6 Dec 1815 in in Hollænderhuset, Hverringe, Viby Parish, Kerteminde, Odense County, Denmark
- Gregersine Olave Isidorosdatter Panduro b: 12 Jan 1819 in in Hollænderhuset, Hverringe, Viby, Denmark
- Gregersine Olave Isidorosdatter Panduro b: 14 Feb 1820 in in Hollænderhuset, Hverringe, Viby, Denmark
- Hans Rudolf Panduro b: 18 Feb 1823 in Viby, Odense, Denmark
- Hans Isidorosen Panduro b: 23 Feb 1826 in in Hollænderhuset, Hverringe, Viby, Denmark
- Hans Isidorosen Panduro b: 30 May 1827 in in Hollænderhuset, Hverringe, Viby, Denmark
- Niels Isidorosen Panduro b: 4 Jun 1830 in in Hollænderhuset, Hverringe, Viby, Denmark