Peder Christoffersen

Male9 July 1812–4 April 1860

Brief Life History of Peder

When Peder Christoffersen was born on 9 July 1812, in Vium, Silkeborg, Denmark, his father, Christopher Christensen, was 30 and his mother, Ellen Marie Pedersdatter, was 30. He married Mette Kjerstine Laursdatter on 5 May 1838, in Levring, Silkeborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Vium, Lysgård, Viborg, Denmark for about 10 years and Hindborg, Skivehus, Denmark in 1860. He died on 4 April 1860, in Almind, Silkeborg, Denmark, at the age of 47, and was buried in Almind, Silkeborg, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Peder Christoffersen
Mette Kjerstine Laursdatter
Marriage: 5 May 1838
Niels Dÿhrberg Pedersen
Lauritz Pedersen
Christian Pedersen
Jens Christian Pedersen
Ellen Marie Pedersen
Christen Pedersen
Laurina Marie Pedersen

Sources (31)

  • Peder Christophersen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
  • Peder Christoffersen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
  • Peder Christoffersen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 May 1838Levring, Silkeborg, Denmark
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (6)


    Age 2

    Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.

    1818 · Danmarks Nationalbank

    Age 6

    Danmarks Nationalbank is the central bank of the Kingdom of Denmark and serves as an independent and credible institution that issues the krone, the Danish currency. The bank undertakes all functions related to the management of the Danish central-government debt.

    1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

    Age 17

    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Bendt, Ejnar, Holger, Iver, Lars, Morten.

    Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Christoffer (see Christopher ). In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the most common Norwegian (and also Danish) form Kristoffersen. Compare Christophersen .

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

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