Peder Andersen Knak

Brief Life History of Peder

When Peder Andersen Knak was born on 18 August 1734, in Utterslev, Halsted Klosters, Denmark, his father, Anders Pedersen Knak, was 33 and his mother, Sidsel Rasmussen, was 27. He married Margrethe Jorgensen in 1767, in Utterslev, Halsted Klosters, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 9 April 1792, in his hometown, at the age of 57, and was buried in Utterslev, Halsted Klosters, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Peder Andersen Knak
Margrethe Jorgensen
Marriage: 1767
Kisten Pedersdatter
Rasmus Pedersen
Anne Pedersdatter
Anders Pedersen Knak
Anne Pedersdatter
Jorgen Pedersen
Anne Cathrine Pedersen
Gunder Pedersen

Sources (17)

  • Denmark Census, 1787, Maribo, Lolland Nørre, Utterselv, Utterslev Bye, family nr 21
  • Peder Knake, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Peder Knak in entry for Gunder, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"

World Events (6)

1737 · Meyercrones Stiftelse

Meyercrones Stiftelse was founded by the widow of Henning de Meyercrone after he had served as Danish envoy in France. Christiane Meyercrone, Henning's widow, managed the property until her death in 1738. Her niece became the new manager of the foundation and arranged for its charter to be written in 1830. The original, small building was replaced by a larger building in 1933.

1742 · Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters is a non-governmental science Academy founded in 1742 for the purpose of advancements of science in Denmark.

1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

The Old City Hall was built in 1762 and served as the city hall until 1912. the Hall was modelled after the City Hall that was destroyed in the Copenhagen Fire in 1795. Today the building is used only for ceremonial and representative purposes.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Lars, Nels, Per, Anders, Holger, Jorgen, Thor, Bjorn, Helmer, Alf.

Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas . Compare Anderson 1.

Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, and very rare Danish patronymic Anderssen, a cognate of 1 above. Compare Andersson 2.

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

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