Karen Pedersdatter


Brief Life History of Karen

Karen Pedersdatter was born in 1775, in Sønder Kirkeby, Falsters Sønder, Maribo, Denmark. She married Peder Jeppesen on 7 November 1801. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 10 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Peder Jeppesen
Karen Pedersdatter
Marriage: 7 November 1801
Anna Dorthe Pedersen
Anna Petersen
Dorothea Petersen
Johanne Dorthe Pedersen
Niels Pedersen
Niels Petersen
Jeppe Petersen
Anna Johanne Pedersen
Dorthe Pedersen
Inger Pedersen
Jeppe Pedersen
Maren Pedersen
Magdalene "Malene" Pedersen
Peder Pedersen
Ane Johanne Pedersen

Sources (12)

  • Karen Pedersdatter in household of Peder Jeppesen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • Karen Pedersdatter in entry for Ane Johanne Jeppesen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Karen Pedersdatter in entry for Ane Johanne Jeppesen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 November 1801
  • Children (15)

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    World Events (7)

    1776 · Kongens Klub

    Age 1

    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.

    1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

    Age 14

    The Old Artillery Barracks was the first of three barracks to be established in the Christianshavn district of Copenhagen. They were converted into barracks for the Artillery in 1789 and were used until 1923. Today, they have been converted into apartments and are listed for everyone.

    1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn

    Age 33

    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.

    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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