Karen Jorgensdatter

1685–1756 (Age 71)
Vesterø, Læsø, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Karen

When Karen Jorgensdatter was born in 1685, in Vesterø, Læsø, Hjørring, Denmark, her father, Jørgen Pedersen, was 24 and her mother, Maren Lauritzdatter Dam, was 24. She married Jens Svendsen Smidt on 18 July 1723, in Vesterø, Læsø, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She died in 1756, in Byrum, Læsø, Hjørring, Denmark, at the age of 71, and was buried in Byrum, Læsø, Hjørring, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Jens Svendsen Smidt
Karen Jorgensdatter
Marriage: 18 July 1723
Child Jensen Smidt
Joergen Jensen Smidt
Svend Jensen Smidt

Spouse and Children

18 July 1723
Vesterø, Læsø, Hjørring, Denmark


Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (6)

1701 · Oldest Naval Academy in the World

Age 16

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 28

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 44

Greenland becomes Danish province.

Name Meaning

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Sources (3)

  • Karen Jorgensdr, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Karen Jorgensdr in entry for Sven Jensen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Karen Jorgensen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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