Mette Marie Poulsdatter

Brief Life History of Mette Marie

When Mette Marie Poulsdatter was born on 18 June 1791, in Gettrup, Vestervig, Denmark, her father, Poul Korsgaard Christensen, was 32 and her mother, Ane Cathrine Nielsdatter Søndergaard, was 28. She married Anders Christian Jensen Søndergaard on 12 November 1815, in Gettrup, Vestervig, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Hvidbjerg Vesten Å, Hassing, Thisted, Denmark for about 16 years.

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Anders Christian Jensen Søndergaard
Mette Marie Poulsdatter
Marriage: 12 November 1815
Christen Andersen
Johanne Andersdatter
Poul Andersen
Zidsel Andersdatter
Jens Andersen
Ane Catherine Andersdatter
Christen Knudsen Andersen

Sources (29)

  • Mette Poulsdatter Ostergrd in household of Anders Christian Søndergrd, "Denmark Census, 1840"
  • Mette Poulsdatter in entry for Johanne Andersdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Mette Marie Poulsdatter in household of Anders Chr Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1850"

World Events (6)

1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis

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.

1794 · Stibo

The Stibo Group was founded in 1794 by Niels Lund as a printing company. Today, The Stibo Group provides information management and print technology software for business operations.

1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

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Name Meaning

An extremely common given name from the Middle Ages onwards, derived via Old French Marguerite and Latin Margarita from Greek Margarītēs, from margaron ‘pearl’, a word ultimately of Hebrew origin. The name was always understood to mean ‘pearl’ throughout the Middle Ages. The first St Margaret was martyred at Antioch in Pisidia during the persecution instigated by the Emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century. However, there is some doubt about her name, as the same saint is venerated in the Orthodox Church as Marina . There were several other saintly bearers of the name, including St Margaret of Scotland ( d. 1093 ), wife of King Malcolm Canmore and daughter of Edmund Ironside of England. It was also the name of the wife of Henry VI of England, Margaret of Anjou ( 1430–82 ), and of Margaret Tudor ( 1489–1541 ), sister of Henry VIII , who married James IV of Scotland and ruled as regent there after his death. See also Margery , Marjorie .

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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