Sofie Gustavsdatter Lignell

8 June 1858–
Årstad, Halland, Sweden

The Life Summary of Sofie

When Sofie Gustavsdatter Lignell was born on 8 June 1858, in Årstad, Halland, Sweden, her father, Johan Gustaf Lignall, was 44 and her mother, Lovisa Simonsdottor, was 38. She married Christian Frederik Rasch on 13 June 1884, in Sundby, Dueholm, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Nørresundby, Kær, Ålborg, Denmark for about 31 years and Lindholm, Aalborg, Nordjylland, Denmark for about 5 years.

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Family Time Line

Christian Frederik Rasch
Sofie Gustavsdatter Lignell
Marriage: 13 June 1884
Christian Helenius Rasch
Gustav Ludvig Rasch
Christian Frederik Rasch
Gustav Ludving Rasch
Ulrik Rasch
Karen Helene Rasch
Hans Ditlev Rasch
Olga Kristiane Rasch
Hans Ditlev Rasch

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 June 1884Sundby, Dueholm, Denmark
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks
    Age 1
    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.
    1873 · The Swedish Krona Becomes National Currency
    Age 15
    The Swedish krona replaced the Swedish riksdaler as the national currency in 1873.
    Age 39
    World exposition held in Stockholm. First Swedish car built.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Bicknell . This form of the surname reflects the placename Bignell near Bicester, Oxfordshire, so named with an Old English personal name Biga + Old English hyll ‘hill’.

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

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    Sources (23)

    • Sofie Signell in household of Chrestian Rasch, "Denmark Census, 1890"
    • Sofie Rasch in household of Frederik Rasch, "Denmark Census, 1930"
    • Sofie Gustavsdr, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"

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