Jacob Madsen

6 June 1800–4 April 1877 (Age 76)
Albæk, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Madsen was born on 6 June 1800, in Albæk, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Mads Nielsen, was 25 and his mother, Inger Pedersdatter, was 24. He married Maren Jensdatter on 13 November 1825. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Voer, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark for about 36 years. He died on 4 April 1877, in Voer, Hjørring, Denmark, at the age of 76, and was buried in Voer, Voer, Hjørring, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Madsen
Maren Jensdatter
Marriage: 13 November 1825
Mads Jacobsen
Jens Jacobsen
Inger Jacobsdatter
Niels Jacobsen
Johanne Jakobsdatter
Ane Jacobsdatter
Hans Jacobsen
Niels Jacobsen
Maren Jacobsen
Maren Jacobsen

Spouse and Children


    Maren Jensdatter


13 November 1825


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Niels Madsen



    Inger Madsdatter



+4 More Children

World Events (6)

1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

Age 5

The Christianso Lighthouse is one of Denmark's oldest lighthouses and the first to have a flashing light. It was built on the island of Christianso in the northern Baltic Sea.
1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn

Age 8

Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn, The Cross of Honour of the Order of the Dannebrog, is an award connected to the Danish Order of the Dannebrog. The cross was instituted by King Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway on June 28, 1808 and was named Dannebrogsmendenes Haederstegn until 1952. The award is given to any Dane who has provided a service to Denmark through a noble deed. The cross is considered an additional recognition if awarded to someone who is already a holder of the Order.
1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

Age 29

Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from a pet form of Mathias ( see Matthew ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jakob Madsen, "Denmark Census, 1870"
  • Jakob Madsen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • Jacob Madsen, "Denmark Census, 1860"

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