Rasmus Lauritsen

5 March 1801–25 December 1867 (Age 66)
Underup, Nim, Skanderborg, Denmark

The Life of Rasmus

When Rasmus Lauritsen was born on 5 March 1801, in Underup, Nim, Skanderborg, Denmark, his father, Laurits Rasmussen, was 33 and his mother, Ane Marie Nielsen, was 28. He married Maren Christensen on 15 March 1834. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 25 December 1867, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

Rasmus Lauritsen
Maren Christensen
Marriage: 15 March 1834
Anne Marie Rasmussen
Mette Kirstine Rasmussen
Kirsten Rasmussen
Lars Rasmussen

Spouse and Children

15 March 1834
of Underup, Aarhus, Den.


Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

Age 4

The Christianso Lighthouse is one of Denmark's oldest lighthouses and the first to have a flashing light. It was built on the island of Christianso in the northern Baltic Sea.
1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn

Age 7

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.
1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

Age 28

Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.

Name Meaning

Norwegian and Danish: variant of Lauridsen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rasmus Laursen, "Denmark Census, 1845"
  • Rasmus Laursen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
  • Rasmus Laursen in entry for Laurs Rasmussen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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