Alma Augusta Johanne Møgelberg

Brief Life History of Alma Augusta Johanne

When Alma Augusta Johanne Møgelberg was born on 23 April 1877, in Frederiksberg, København, Denmark, her father, Slagtermester Hans Ferdinand Møgelberg, was 48 and her mother, Thora Caroline Sliphagen, was 35. She married Sogneraadsformand Jens Christian Jensen in 1899. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Grove, Ginding, Ringkøbing, Denmark for about 24 years and Grove, Ringkøbing, Denmark in 1930. She died on 3 April 1950, in Karup, Silkeborg, Denmark, at the age of 72, and was buried in Grove, Grove, Ginding, Ringkøbing, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Sogneraadsformand Jens Christian Jensen
Alma Augusta Johanne Møgelberg
Marriage: 1899
Dorthea Marie Jensen
Thyra Frederikke Jensen
Martha Jensine Jensen
Mary Antonie Jensen
Petrus Johan Jensen

Sources (13)

  • Alna Mogelberg in household of Julius Bernth, "Denmark Census, 1890"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Alma Augusta Johanne Møgelberg - Church record: birth-name: Alma Augusta Johanne Møgelberg
  • Johanne Mogelberg, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

World Events (4)


World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.


The United States take possession of the Virgin Islands. The islands are purchased from Denmark for $25 million the year before.


Denmark signs 10-year non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany.

Name Meaning

Relatively modern creation, of uncertain origin. It had a temporary vogue following the Battle of Alma ( 1854 ), which is named from the river in the Crimea by which it took place; similarly, Trafalgar had occasionally been used as a girl's name earlier in the 19th century. Nevertheless, the historical event seems only to have increased the popularity of an existing, if rare, name. Alma is also the feminine form of the Latin adjective almus ‘nourishing, kind’ (compare the term alma mater ‘fostering mother’, denoting an educational establishment). The name was borne by Alma Bennett ( 1889–1958 ), American vamp of the silent screen. In Tennessee Williams's play Summer and Smoke ( 1948 ), a bearer of the name explains that it is ‘Spanish for soul’, but this seems to be no more than coincidental.

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

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