When Karen Mortensdatter was born in 1739, in Skørping, Ålborghus, Denmark, her father, Morten Christensen, was 30 and her mother, Ane Knudsdatter, was 25. She married Jens Mikkelsen on 20 November 1768, in Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 12 May 1814, at the age of 75.
equivalent of Katherine . It was first introduced to the English-speaking world by Scandinavian settlers in America; it has been used in Britain only since the 1940s, but had become very popular by the 1960s.
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