Rasmus Jorgensen

1760–19 April 1831 (Age 71)
Kalvehave, Præstø, Denmark

The Life of Rasmus

When Rasmus Jorgensen was born in 1760, in Kalvehave, Præstø, Denmark, his father, Jørgen Rasmussen, was 47 and his mother, Maren Rasmusdatter, was 22. He married Malene Jørgensdatter on 2 October 1789, in Kalvehave, Præstø, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 19 April 1831, in Kalvehave, Bårse, Præstø, Denmark, at the age of 71, and was buried in Kalvehave, Præstø, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Rasmus Jorgensen
1760–1831
Malene Jørgensdatter
1753–1793
Marriage: 2 October 1789
Wulf Jorgen Rasmussen
1791–1791

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 October 1789
Kalvehave, Præstø, Denmark
children

(1)

    Wulf Jorgen Rasmussen

    Male1791–1791Male

Parents and Siblings

    Jørgen Rasmussen

    Male1713–1783Male

    Maren Rasmusdatter

    Female1738–1799Female

siblings

(4)

    Male1760–1831Male

    Jacob Jorgensen

    Male1769–1829Male

    Inger Jorgensen

    Female1771–Female

    Mette Jorgensen

    Female1773–Female

World Events (8)

1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 2

The Old City Hall was built in 1762 and served as the city hall until 1912. the Hall was modelled after the City Hall that was destroyed in the Copenhagen Fire in 1795. Today the building is used only for ceremonial and representative purposes.
1776 · Kongens Klub

Age 16

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 29

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.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian (Jørgensen), and North German (Jörgensen): patronymic from the personal name Jörgen, a vernacular form of Greek Geōrgios ( see George ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rasmus Jorgensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Rasmus Jorgensen in entry for Niels Rasmussen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Rasmus Jorgensen in entry for Lars Rasmussen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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