Mette Johanne Larsdatter

Brief Life History of Mette Johanne

When Mette Johanne Larsdatter was born on 30 October 1819, in Tolstrup, Børglum, Denmark, her father, Lars Andersen, was 27 and her mother, Pouline Poulsdatter, was 23. She married Jens Christensen on 27 September 1842, in Tårs, Børglum, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Jerslev, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark for about 30 years. She died on 30 May 1906, in Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 86.

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Jens Christensen
Mette Johanne Larsdatter
Marriage: 27 September 1842
Ane Cathrine Jensdatter
Jens Christian Jensen
Christine Marie Jensdatter
Christian Jensen
Lauritz Hedemann Jensen
Helene Marie Jensen
Thominus Jensen
Julius Jensen
Thomine Jensen
Simon Jensen
Thinus Jensen

Sources (59)

  • Mette Johanne Larsdatter, "Denmark Census, 1880"
  • Mette Johanne Larsdr, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Mette Johanne Larsdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.


Historical Boundaries: 1836: Racine, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1848: Racine, Wisconsin, United States


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Name Meaning

An extremely common given name from the Middle Ages onwards, derived via Old French Marguerite and Latin Margarita from Greek Margarītēs, from margaron ‘pearl’, a word ultimately of Hebrew origin. The name was always understood to mean ‘pearl’ throughout the Middle Ages. The first St Margaret was martyred at Antioch in Pisidia during the persecution instigated by the Emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century. However, there is some doubt about her name, as the same saint is venerated in the Orthodox Church as Marina . There were several other saintly bearers of the name, including St Margaret of Scotland ( d. 1093 ), wife of King Malcolm Canmore and daughter of Edmund Ironside of England. It was also the name of the wife of Henry VI of England, Margaret of Anjou ( 1430–82 ), and of Margaret Tudor ( 1489–1541 ), sister of Henry VIII , who married James IV of Scotland and ruled as regent there after his death. See also Margery , Marjorie .

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

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