Christen Christensen

about 1777–
Hjardemål, Ørum, Denmark

The Life Summary of Christen

Christen Christensen was born about 1777, in Hjardemål, Ørum, Denmark. He married Karen Marie Bertelsen on 12 February 1803. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Christen Christensen
1777–
Karen Marie Bertelsen
1780–1866
Marriage: 12 February 1803
Christen
1803–
Mette Catrine Christensen
1806–
Niels Christensen
1808–
Maren Christensdatter
1809–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 February 1803
  • Children

    (4)

    World Events (7)

    1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn
    Age 12
    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 15
    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.
    1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn
    Age 31
    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.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 29669;2007: 54909; 2010: 75143)Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Bent, Anders, Thor, Jorgen, Nils, Einer, Viggo, Folmer.Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen . In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the especially Danish and Norwegian variant Kristensen . Compare Christenson and Christianson .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Christen
    Christesen

    Sources (5)

    • Christen Christensen in entry for Maren Christensdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
    • Christen Christensen Smed in entry for Mette Katrine, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
    • Christen Christensen in entry for Maren Christensdatter, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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