Karen Christensdatter

Female1772–16 March 1817

Brief Life History of Karen

Karen Christensdatter was born in 1772, in Sæby, Hjørring, Denmark. She married Severin Jensen Holm on 12 May 1795, in Sæby, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 16 March 1817, in her hometown, at the age of 45.

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Family Time Line

Severin Jensen Holm
Karen Christensdatter
Marriage: 12 May 1795
Jens Severinsen Holm
Christian Severinsen Holm
Niels Severinsen Holm
Niles Severinsen Holm
Andreas Severin Holm
Sophie Katrine Severinsdatter Holm
Peder Severinsen Holm
Severin Severinsen Holm

Sources (10)

  • Karen Christensd in entry for Severin Holm, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Karen Christensdatter, "Denmark, Probate Indexes, 1674-1851"
  • Karen Christensdr in entry for Niels Severinsen, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 May 1795Sæby, Hjørring, Denmark
  • Children (8)

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    World Events (6)

    1776 · Kongens Klub

    Age 4

    The club was founded in 1776 by former members of Drejer's Club. It was initially known as Fich's Club. The latter name was a reference to Gottlieb Schreck who had purchased the House in 1775. He had adapted the interior to be used by the club. The club initially had 25 members but in 1778 the number of members had grown to 80. On 16 November 1782, the club was granted permission to use the name Kongens Klub (Royal Club). The club soon became a meeting place for members of the higher middle class.

    1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

    Age 17

    The Old Artillery Barracks was the first of three barracks to be established in the Christianshavn district of Copenhagen. They were converted into barracks for the Artillery in 1789 and were used until 1923. Today, they have been converted into apartments and are listed for everyone.

    1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis

    Age 20

    Det Classenske Fideicommis is a Danish charitable foundation formed by the industrialist Major General Johan Frederik Classen after he left behind his wealth and possessions in his will to help alleviate poverty and misery to those in the country. Today, it grants around 2 million kroner annually to those in need.

    Name Meaning

    equivalent of Katherine . It was first introduced to the English-speaking world by Scandinavian settlers in America; it has been used in Britain only since the 1940s, but had become very popular by the 1960s.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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