Karen Jorgensdatter

Female1743–16 May 1823

Brief Life History of Karen

When Karen Jorgensdatter was born in 1743, in Systofte, Falsters Sønder, Maribo, Denmark, her father, Jorgen Thorsen, was 34 and her mother, Mrs Jorgen Thorsen, was 32. She married Jens Jochumsen on 18 May 1773, in Karleby, Falsters Sønder, Maribo, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 16 May 1823, in Systofte, Falsters Sønder, Maribo, Denmark, at the age of 80, and was buried in Systofte, Falsters Sønder, Maribo, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Jens Jochumsen
Karen Jorgensdatter
Marriage: 18 May 1773
Anna Jensdatter
Kirsten Jensdatter
Margrete Jensdatter
Else Jensdatter
Jorgen Jensen
Else Jensdatter

Sources (9)

  • Denmark: 1787 Danish census for Jens Jochumsen, Karen Jorgensdr & family
  • Karen Jorgensdr, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • DK: Death & Burial Karen Jorgensdatter 1823

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 May 1773Karleby, Falsters Sønder, Maribo, Denmark
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (7)

    1744 · Hirschholm Palace

    Age 1

    Hirschholm Palace was a royal palace located in present-day Horsholm municipality just north of Copenhagen. It was one of the finest buildings of its time and became known as the Versailles of the North. It developed a bad reputation in connection with its role in the affair between Johann Friedrich Struensee and Queen Caroline Mathilda in the 1770s. After that it fell into disrepair and was demolished in 1809.

    1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

    Age 19

    The Old City Hall was built in 1762 and served as the city hall until 1912. the Hall was modelled after the City Hall that was destroyed in the Copenhagen Fire in 1795. Today the building is used only for ceremonial and representative purposes.

    1776 · Kongens Klub

    Age 33

    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.

    Name Meaning

    equivalent of Katherine . It was first introduced to the English-speaking world by Scandinavian settlers in America; it has been used in Britain only since the 1940s, but had become very popular by the 1960s.

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

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