Christian Ottesen Damsgaard

16 October 1796–24 April 1839 (Age 42)
Flade, Horns, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Christian

When Christian Ottesen Damsgaard was born on 16 October 1796, in Flade, Horns, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Peder Larsen, was 21 and his mother, Giertrud Christensdatter, was 27. He married Johanne Pedersdatter on 16 November 1823, in Flade, Horns, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 24 April 1839, in Flade, Horns, Hjørring, Denmark, at the age of 42, and was buried in Flade, Horns, Hjørring, Denmark.

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Christian Ottesen Damsgaard
Johanne Pedersdatter
Marriage: 16 November 1823
Karen Marie Christiansdr
Otte Peter Christensen
Giertrud Ane Christiansdatter
Christiane Christiansdatter
Christine Christensen
Christian Christensen
Christiane Christiansdatter

Spouse and Children

16 November 1823
Flade, Horns, Hjørring, Denmark


    Karen Marie Christiansdr


    Otte Peter Christensen


    Giertrud Ane Christiansdatter


    Christiane Christiansdatter



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Parents and Siblings



World Events (4)

1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

Age 9

The Christianso Lighthouse is one of Denmark's oldest lighthouses and the first to have a flashing light. It was built on the island of Christianso in the northern Baltic Sea.
1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn

Age 12

Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn, The Cross of Honour of the Order of the Dannebrog, is an award connected to the Danish Order of the Dannebrog. The cross was instituted by King Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway on June 28, 1808 and was named Dannebrogsmendenes Haederstegn until 1952. The award is given to any Dane who has provided a service to Denmark through a noble deed. The cross is considered an additional recognition if awarded to someone who is already a holder of the Order.

Age 18

Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.

Name Meaning

Dutch, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Otto ( see Ott ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Christen Ottesen in household of Otte Pedersen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
  • Christian Ollesen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • Christian Ottosen in entry for Christiane Christians Datter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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