When Katrine Marie Mortensdatter was born on 29 November 1822, in Sindal, Åstrup, Denmark, her father, Morten Sorenson, was 25 and her mother, Maren Nielsdatter, was 20. She married Thomas Christensen on 18 February 1849, in Bindslev, Åstrup, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Vrejlev, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark for about 40 years and Ålborg, Denmark in 1890.
contracted form of Katharine , now also occasionally used in the English-speaking world.