Kiersten Christensdatter was born in 1766 as the daughter of Christen Jepson and Inger Marie. She married Peder Simonsen on 1 November 1791, in Brovst, Ålborghus, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 26 May 1808, in Brovst, Ålborghus, Denmark, at the age of 42, and was buried in Brovst, Ålborghus, Denmark.
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 ).