Karen Thomasen

1770–4 March 1854 (Age 84)
Fuglse, Maribo, Denmark

The Life of Karen

When Karen Thomasen was born in 1770, in Fuglse, Maribo, Denmark, her father, Thomas Pedersen, was 38 and her mother, Karen Hansdatter, was 46. She married Hans Olsen on 14 July 1797, in Fuglse, Maribo, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Vester Ulslev, Musse, Maribo, Denmark in 1834. She died on 4 March 1854, at the age of 84, and was buried in Atlantic Ocean.

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Family Time Line

Hans Olsen
Karen Thomasen
Marriage: 14 July 1797
Anne Margrethe Hansdatter
Thomas Hansen
Hans Hansen
Peder Hansen
Anna Hansdotter
Margrethe Hansdatter
Ole Hansen

Spouse and Children

14 July 1797
Fuglse, Maribo, Denmark


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World Events (8)

1776 · Kongens Klub

Age 6

The club was founded in 1776 by former members of Drejer's Club. It was initially known as Fich's Club. The latter name was a reference to Gottlieb Schreck who had purchased the House in 1775. He had adapted the interior to be used by the club. The club initially had 25 members but in 1778 the number of members had grown to 80. On 16 November 1782, the club was granted permission to use the name Kongens Klub (Royal Club). The club soon became a meeting place for members of the higher middle class.
1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

Age 19

The Old Artillery Barracks was the first of three barracks to be established in the Christianshavn district of Copenhagen. They were converted into barracks for the Artillery in 1789 and were used until 1923. Today, they have been converted into apartments and are listed for everyone.
1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis

Age 22

Det Classenske Fideicommis is a Danish charitable foundation formed by the industrialist Major General Johan Frederik Classen after he left behind his wealth and possessions in his will to help alleviate poverty and misery to those in the country. Today, it grants around 2 million kroner annually to those in need.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, and North German: patronymic form from Thomas .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Karen Thomasdatter in household of Hans Olsen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • Karen, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Karen Thomsdr in entry for Anna, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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