Maren Christensen

22 November 1802–11 April 1850 (Age 47)
Underup, Skanderborg, Denmark

The Life of Maren

When Maren Christensen was born on 22 November 1802, in Underup, Skanderborg, Denmark, her father, Christen Sørensen, was 69 and her mother, Mette Nielsdatter, was 62. She married Rasmus Lauritsen on 15 March 1834. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Underup, Nim, Skanderborg, Denmark for about 5 years. She died on 11 April 1850, at the age of 47.

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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

    Christen Sørensen


    Mette Nielsdatter




    Niels Christensen


    Niels Christensen


    Soren Christensen


    Christen Christensen


    Jorgen Christensen


+3 More Children

World Events (6)

1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

Age 3

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 6

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.
1818 · Danmarks Nationalbank

Age 16

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

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Maren Christendatter in household of Rasmus Laursen, "Denmark Census, 1845"
  • Maria Christensdatter in household of Rasmus Laursen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
  • Maren Christensdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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