Jacob Madsen

Male6 June 1800–4 April 1877

Brief Life History 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, in Albæk, Hjørring, Denmark. 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, Børglum, Denmark, at the age of 76, and was buried in Voer, Voer, Børglum, Denmark.

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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

Sources (41)

  • Jakob Madsen, "Denmark Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Jacob Madsen - Church record: birth-name: Jacob Madsen
  • Jacob Madsen, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 November 1825Albæk, Hjørring, Denmark
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Jorgen, Per, Viggo, Anders, Carsten, Niels, Thor, Alf, Einer, Jeppe.

    Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Mads, a pet form of Mat(t)hias or Mat(t)heus (see Matthew ). This surname is also found in northern Germany. Compare Madson , Matson , and Mattson .

    English: variant of Madson .

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

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