When Bodil Pedersdatter was born on 14 October 1792, in Røgen, Skanderborg, Denmark, her father, Peder Kristoffersen, was 41 and her mother, Maren Andersen, was 37. She married Kristen Johansen on 10 August 1822. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Gjern, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark for about 21 years. She died on 15 September 1858, in Skanderborg, Denmark, at the age of 65, and was buried in Skanderborg, Denmark.
From an Old Norse personal name from bót ‘remedy, compensation’ + hildr ‘battle’.