Ellen Knudsdatter

21 October 1764–1 May 1802
Ferritslev, Rolsted, Odense, Denmark

The Life Summary of Ellen

When Ellen Knudsdatter was christened on 21 October 1764, in Ferritslev, Rolsted, Odense, Denmark, her father, Knud Hansen, was 44 and her mother, Anna Rasmusdatter, was 27. She married Hans Nielsen on 15 July 1785, in Rolsted, Odense, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She was buried in Rolsted, Odense, Denmark.

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Hans Nielsen
Ellen Knudsdatter
Marriage: 15 July 1785
Maren Hansen
Anna Hansen
Jorgen Hansen
Karen Hansen

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World Events (4)

1776 · Kongens Klub
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
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.

Name Meaning

Originally a variant of Helen , although now no longer associated with that name. Initial H- tended to be added and dropped rather capriciously, leading to many doublets ( compare for example Esther and Hester ). It is also sometimes used as a short form of Eleanor , to which, however, it is unrelated.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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Sources (8)

  • Ellen Knudsdatter, Burial
  • Ellen Knudsdr, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Ellen Knudsdr in entry for Anna Hansen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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