Karen Nielsdatter Leed

2 February 1832–17 March 1903 (Age 71)
Ørding, Dueholm, Denmark

The Life Summary of Karen

Karen Nielsdatter Leed was born on 2 February 1832, in Ørding, Dueholm, Denmark as the daughter of Niels Pedersen Leed and Marthe Sorensdatter. She married Niels Christian Eskesen on 25 November 1853, in Ørding, Dueholm, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 17 March 1903, in Nykøbing Morsø, Thisted, Denmark, at the age of 71, and was buried in Nykøbing Morsø, Thisted, Denmark.

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Niels Christian Eskesen
Karen Nielsdatter Leed
Marriage: 25 November 1853
Mariane Nielsdatter
Mikkel Nielsen
Marthe Nielsen
Eske Nielsen
Dorthe Kristine Nielsen
Mette Nielsen
Mariane Nielsen
Mariane Nielsen
Mette Nielsen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 November 1853Ørding, Dueholm, Denmark
  • Children


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    World Events (4)

    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
    Age 15
    The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.
    Age 17
    Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy. A two-chamber parliament is established.
    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks
    Age 27
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who lived near a loud, rushing stream, Old English hlȳde, or a habitational name from Lead in West Yorkshire, which is named from Old English lǣd ‘water course’ or Old English hlēda ‘ledge’.

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

    Sources (23)

    • Karen Nielsdatter in entry for Mikkel Nielsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
    • Karen Nielsdatter in entry for Dorthe Kerstine Nielsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
    • Karen Nielsdatter in entry for Eske Nielsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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