Elsebeth Kirsten Kofoed


Brief Life History of Elsebeth Kirsten

When Elsebeth Kirsten Kofoed was born in 1789, in Gudhjem, Gudhjem, Bornholm, Denmark, her father, Povel Svendsen, was 51 and her mother, Karen Isachsdatter, was 39.

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Family Time Line

Povel Svendsen
Karen Isachsdatter
Jens Peter Poulsen Koefoed
Anne Poulsen Koefoed
Johan Poulsen Kofoed
Elsebeth Kirsten Kofoed
Lars Poulsen Kofoed

Sources (3)

  • 1855 census
  • Elsebeth Kirsten Poulsen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • 1801 Denmark census for the family of Poul Svendsen

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (5)

World Events (6)

1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

Age 0

The Old Artillery Barracks was the first of three barracks to be established in the Christianshavn district of Copenhagen. They were converted into barracks for the Artillery in 1789 and were used until 1923. Today, they have been converted into apartments and are listed for everyone.

1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis

Age 3

Det Classenske Fideicommis is a Danish charitable foundation formed by the industrialist Major General Johan Frederik Classen after he left behind his wealth and possessions in his will to help alleviate poverty and misery to those in the country. Today, it grants around 2 million kroner annually to those in need.

1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

Age 40

Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Anders, Nanna.

Danish: from ko ‘cow’ + fod ‘foot’, hence a nickname for someone with a club foot or other deformity of the foot. Compare Kofford .

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

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