Martinus Mortensen

9 December 1855–9 December 1940 (Age 85)
Vrejlev, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Martinus

When Martinus Mortensen was born on 9 December 1855, in Vrejlev, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Morten Sorenson, was 59 and his mother, Anne Kirstine Christensdatter, was 46. He married Ida Sophie Frederikke Johanna Hansen on 30 May 1877, in Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Randers, Denmark in 1890 and Copenhagen, Denmark for about 5 years. He died on 9 December 1940, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Martinus Mortensen
Ida Sophie Frederikke Johanna Hansen
Marriage: 30 May 1877
Helga Mortensen
Gerhart Mortensen
Anna Elisabeth Mortensen
Elise Hansine Mortensen
Agnes Sophie Mortensen
Martha Christine Mortensen

Spouse and Children

30 May 1877
Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark


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Parents and Siblings



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World Events (6)

1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

Age 4

The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.
1859 · Copenhagen Zoo

Age 4

The Copenhagen Zoo was founded in 1859 and is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. It was founded by a ornithologist named Niels Kjaebolling and the first animals that were at the opening were eagles, chickens, ducks, owls, rabbits, a fox, a seal and a turtle. The oldest building still is in use as a stable for the yak exibit. It is open everyday from 9:00am to 8:00pm (20:00).

Age 59

World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Morten ( see Martin 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martinus Mortensen in household of Ane Kirstine Christensdatter, "Denmark Census, 1870"
  • Martinus Mortensen, "Denmark Census, 1925"
  • Marttnüs Mortensen, "Denmark Census, 1930"

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