Kirsten Nielsdatter was born about 1715, in Blovstrød, Kronborg, Denmark. She married Christen Pedersen on 16 January 1735, in Blovstrød, Lynge-Kronborg, Frederiksborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 9 daughters.
form of Christine , now also well established in the English-speaking world. A well-known bearer of the name was the Norwegian opera singer Kirsten Flagstad ( 1895–1962 ).