Karen Jacobsdatter

8 September 1797–6 November 1861 (Age 64)
Slagelse, Sorø, Denmark

The Life of Karen

When Karen Jacobsdatter was born on 8 September 1797, in Slagelse, Sorø, Denmark, her father, Jacob Hansen, was 42 and her mother, Johanne Hansdatter, was 37. She married Niels Christensen on 4 December 1829, in Slots Bjergby, Sorø, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Ottestrup, Slagelse, Sorø, Denmark for about 10 years. She died on 6 November 1861, in Lille Frederikslund, Ottestrup, Slagelse, Sorø, Denmark, at the age of 64, and was buried in Ottestrup, Slagelse, Sorø, Denmark.

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Niels Christensen
Karen Jacobsdatter
Marriage: 4 December 1829
Marie Kirstine Nielsdatter

Spouse and Children

4 December 1829
Slots Bjergby, Sorø, Denmark


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World Events (6)

1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

Age 8

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 11

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.

Age 17

Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.

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  • Karen Jacobsdatter in household of Peder Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1845"
  • Karen Jacobsdatter in household of Peder Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1840"
  • Karen Jacobsdatter in household of Peder Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1850"

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