Elsebe Madsdatter Kofoed

Female24 May 1688–1736

Brief Life History of Elsebe Madsdatter

When Elsebe Madsdatter Kofoed was born on 24 May 1688, in Svaneke, Bornholm, Denmark, her father, Mads Poulsen Kofoed, was 26 and her mother, Elizabeth Davidsdatter Wolfsen, was 22. She married Carl Olufsen on 7 January 1707, in Svaneke, Bornholm, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1736, in Rønne, Bornholm, Denmark, at the age of 48, and was buried in Rønne, Bornholm, Denmark.

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Carl Olufsen
Elsebe Madsdatter Kofoed
Marriage: 7 January 1707
Oluf Carlsen
Poul Kofoed Carlsen
Carl Carlsen
Poul Kofoed Carlsen
Karen Carlsdatter
Elesebeth Carlsdatter
Ingeborg Carlsdatter

Sources (4)

  • Elsebe Madtzdr Kofod, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Elsebe, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Elsebe Madsdatter Kofoed - Church record: Burial record or certificate

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 January 1707Svaneke, Bornholm, Denmark
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (4)

    1701 · Oldest Naval Academy in the World

    Age 13

    The Royal Danish Naval Academy was established in 1701 to educate then commission all officers into the Royal Danish Navy. It is the oldest, still-existing, officers' academy in the world.

    1713 · Royal Danish Military Academy

    Age 25

    The Royal Danish Military Academy educated and commissioned all officers for the Royal Danish Army. The Military Academy function was initiated in 1713 by request of King Frederick IV on inspiration from the Naval Academy.


    Age 41

    Greenland becomes Danish province.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Anders, Nanna.

    Danish: from ko ‘cow’ + fod ‘foot’, hence a nickname for someone with a club foot or other deformity of the foot. Compare Kofford .

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

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