Peder Rasmussen was born on 6 February 1735, in Kolt, Kolt, Havreballegård, Denmark as the son of Jens Pedersen. He married Karen Rasmusdr on 18 October 1769, in Hjortshøj, Kalø, Denmark. He died on 12 November 1801, in Mariager, Onsild, Randers, Denmark, at the age of 66, and was buried in Kolt, Havreballegård, Denmark.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Lars, Jorgen, Niels, Bent, Holger, Thor, Borge, Knute, Per, Alf.
Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Rasmus .