Christen Christensen Wanderskrog

1797–1884 (Age 87)
Hellum, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Christen

When Christen Christensen Wanderskrog was born on 16 July 1797, in Hellum, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Christen Christensen, was 40 and his mother, Maren Nielsdatter, was 39. He married Karen Christensdatter on 26 November 1837, in Byrum, Læsø, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark in 1860. He died on 18 September 1884, in Byrum, Læsø, Hjørring, Denmark, at the age of 87, and was buried in Byrum, Læsø, Hjørring, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Christen Christensen Wanderskrog
Karen Christensdatter
Marriage: 26 November 1837
Elisa Marie Christensdatter
Christian Peter Severin Christensen
Christen Jespersen Christensen
Caroline Christine Mariane Christensdatter
Carl Christian Magnus Christensen Vanderskrog
Adolph Ambrocius Christensen
Niels Christian Christensen

Spouse & Children

26 November 1837
Byrum, Læsø, Hjørring, Denmark


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • Ane Christensdatter


  • Chresten Christensen


  • Anne Christensdatter


  • Female1791–1883Female

  • Marianne Christensdatter


+4 More Children

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.
1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

Age 32

Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Christen Christensen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
  • Christen Christensen Wanderskroy, "Denmark Census, 1870"
  • Christens Christensen Wanders Krog, "Denmark Census, 1845"

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