Peder Christensen Godsk

Brief Life History of Peder Christensen

When Peder Christensen Godsk was born on 28 August 1785, in Lem, Skivehus, Denmark, his father, Christen Jensen Godske, was 29 and his mother, Mette Pedersdatter, was 23. He married Karen Christensen on 11 April 1822, in Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Krejbjerg, Rødding, Viborg, Denmark for about 26 years.

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Peder Christensen Godsk
Sidsel Gudichsdatter
Marriage: 27 May 1830
Gudike Pedersen Godsk
Jens Pedersen
Christian Pedersen
Mette Catrine Pedersen

Sources (18)

  • Peder Christensen Godsk, "Denmark Census, 1840"
  • Peder Christensen in entry for Mette Pedersdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Peder Chrsen Godsen, "Denmark Census, 1860"

World Events (6)

1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

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

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.

1818 · Danmarks Nationalbank

Danmarks Nationalbank is the central bank of the Kingdom of Denmark and serves as an independent and credible institution that issues the krone, the Danish currency. The bank undertakes all functions related to the management of the Danish central-government debt.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Polish Aleksander, Casimir, Danuta, Stanislaus.


from a pet form of the personal name Godzisław, composed of the Old Slavic elements god ‘to do good, to please’ (from goditi) + slav ‘glory’ or ‘famous’ (from slava ‘glory’).

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

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