Mette Marie Poulsdatter

Female18 June 1791–

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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Family Time Line

Anders Christian Jensen Søndergaard
1792–1867
Mette Marie Poulsdatter
1791–
Marriage: 12 November 1815
Christen Andersen
1816–
Johanne Andersdatter
1817–
Poul Andersen
1820–
Zidsel Andersdatter
1823–
Jens Andersen
1825–
Ane Catherine Andersdatter
1828–
Christen Knudsen Andersen
1831–1906

Sources (29)

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 November 1815Gettrup, Vestervig, Denmark
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (6)

    1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis

    Age 1

    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

    Age 3

    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

    Age 38

    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

    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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