Karen Madsdatter

Female7 February 1804–22 November 1885

Brief Life History of Karen

When Karen Madsdatter was born on 7 February 1804, in Hald, Torup, Kronborg, Denmark, her father, Mads Jorgensen, was 42 and her mother, Christanse Bossensdatter, was 36. She married Rasmus Joergensen on 9 February 1827. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Torup, Strø, Frederiksborg, Denmark for about 26 years. She died on 22 November 1885, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Rasmus Joergensen
Karen Madsdatter
Marriage: 9 February 1827
Ane Madsdatter
Hans Rasmussen
Rasmus Rasmussen
Ane Kipstiz Rasmussen
Karen Rasmussen
Jorgen Rasmussen
Marie Christense Rasmussen
Lars Rasmussen
Jørgen Rasmussen

Sources (41)

  • Karen Madsdatter in household of Rasmus Jørgensen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • Karen Madsdatter in household of Rasmus Jørgensen, "Denmark Census, 1855"
  • Karen Madsdr, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 February 1827
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

    Age 1

    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 4

    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 25

    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

    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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