Mads Peterson Aarup

29 January 1730–28 October 1798 (Age 68)
Vognsild, Ålborg, Denmark

The Life of Mads

When Mads Peterson Aarup was born on 29 January 1730, in Vognsild, Ålborg, Denmark, his father, Peder Jensen Aarup, was 54 and his mother, Kirsten Madsdatter, was 27. He married Johanna Christensen on 29 December 1765, in Vognsild, Ålborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 28 October 1798, at the age of 68, and was buried in Vester Bølle, Viborg, Denmark.

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Mads Peterson Aarup
Johanna Christensen
Marriage: 29 December 1765
Peder Madsen
Kirsten Madsdatter
Inger Madsen
Karen Madsen

Spouse and Children

29 December 1765
Vognsild, Ålborg, Denmark


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World Events (6)

1737 · Meyercrones Stiftelse

Age 7

Meyercrones Stiftelse was founded by the widow of Henning de Meyercrone after he had served as Danish envoy in France. Christiane Meyercrone, Henning's widow, managed the property until her death in 1738. Her niece became the new manager of the foundation and arranged for its charter to be written in 1830. The original, small building was replaced by a larger building in 1933.
1742 · Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

Age 12

The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters is a non-governmental science Academy founded in 1742 for the purpose of advancements of science in Denmark.
1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 32

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.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and German: patronymic from Peter .2 Americanized form of similar surnames of non-English origin (such as Petersen , or Swedish Pettersson).3 In VT, there are Petersons who were originally called by the French name Beausoleil ; in some documentation this was translated fairly literally as Prettysun, which was then assimilated to Peterson.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mads Aarup in entry for Johanne Christensdatter, "Denmark Burials, 1640-1917"
  • Mads Pederson, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Mads Pederson, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"

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