Christen Mortensen

Brief Life History of Christen

When Christen Mortensen was born on 17 November 1843, in Stagsted, Skæve, Børglum, Denmark, his father, Morten Christensen, was 42 and his mother, Ingeborg Thomasdatter, was 34. He lived in Skæve, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark for about 15 years. He died on 3 February 1898, at the age of 54.

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Family Time Line

Morten Christensen
1801–1885
Ingeborg Thomasdatter
1809–1872
Karen Marie Mortensdatter
1832–1906
Ane Maria Christensen Mortensen
1835–1870
Thomas Christian Mortensen
1837–1905
Christen Mortensen
1839–1840
Mette Marie Mortensdatter
1841–1914
Christen Mortensen
1843–1898
Mariane Mortensdatter
1847–1927
Son Mortensen
1850–1850
Ole Mortensen
1853–1853
Karen Marie Christensen
1858–

Sources (8)

  • Christen Mortensen in household of Marten Christensen, "Denmark Census, 1845"
  • Christen Mortensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Christen Mortensdatter in household of Morten Christensen, "Denmark Census, 1850"

World Events (4)

1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.

1849

Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy. A two-chamber parliament is established.

1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Lars, Morten, Einer, Jorgen, Bent, Britt, Carsten, Egil, Gunner, Hartvig.

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Morten, a vernacular form of Martin 1.

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

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