Karen Madsdatter

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 Jørgensen on 9 February 1827. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 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 Jørgensen
1799–1864
Karen Madsdatter
1804–1885
Marriage: 9 February 1827
Ane Kipstiz Rasmussen
1827–1906
Karen Rasmusdatter
1828–1890
Jorgen Rasmussen
1831–1831
Marie Christense Rasmussen
1833–1890
Lars Rasmussen
1834–1882
Jørgen Rasmussen
1837–
Jørgen Rasmussen
1839–

Sources (33)

  • Karen Madsdatter in household of Rasmus Jørgensen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
  • Karen Madsdr, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Karen Madsdatter in entry for Marie Christine Rasmusdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

World Events (6)

1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

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

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

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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