Søren Christensen

2 October 1808–24 March 1859 (Age 50)
Borgen, Asker, Akershus, Norway

The Life of Søren

When Søren Christensen was born on 2 October 1808, in Borgen, Asker, Akershus, Norway, his father, Christen Olsen, was 31 and his mother, Mari or Maren Hansdatter, was 23. He married Marte Henriksdatter about 1847, in Eidsvoll, Akershus, Norway. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He died on 24 March 1859, at the age of 50.

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Family Time Line

Søren Christensen
Marte Henriksdatter
Marriage: about 1847
Caroline Christensdr
Hanna Mathea Sorensen
Christen Sorensen
Annette Othea Sorensen
Severine Sørensen

Spouse and Children


    Marte Henriksdatter


about 1847
Eidsvoll, Akershus, Norway


    Caroline Christensdr


    Hanna Mathea Sorensen


    Christen Sorensen


    Annette Othea Sorensen


    Severine Sørensen


Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1810 · Vaccinations

Age 2

Royal order issued by the King of Norway and Denmark in 1810 required everyone to have a certificate of smallpox vaccination. This was also recorded in the Church records. 33
1810 · Ole Bull

Age 2

Eminent Norwegian violinist and composer. Renown Norwegian violinist and composer who toured multiple times in the US. Family friend with Edvard Grieg.
1825 · Sloopers

Age 17

First organized group of emigrants to leave Norway. First emigration to America began with the Sloopers who left in an undersized sloop “Restauration” sailed from Stavanger, Norway on July 4th, 1825.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sören Christensen in entry for Christen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Sören Christiansen in entry for Hanne Mathea, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Sören Christensen in entry for Caroline Gustava, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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