Christen Michelsen

Brief Life History of Christen

When Christen Michelsen was born in June 1776, in Jegindø, Thisted, Viborg, Denmark, his father, Michel Sørensen, was 41 and his mother, Maren Clausdatter, was 37. He had at least 2 daughters with Anne Nielsdatter. He lived in Jegindø, Refs, Thisted, Denmark for about 6 years. He died on 7 March 1854, in Jegindø, Thisted, Viborg, Denmark, at the age of 77, and was buried in Jegindø, Thisted, Viborg, Denmark.

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Christen Michelsen
Anne Nielsdatter
Else Christensdatter
Johanne Marie Christensdatter

Sources (14)

  • Christen Michelsen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • Christen Mikkelsen in entry for Else, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Christen Michelsen, "Denmark Census, 1840"

World Events (8)

1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

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

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.

1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

The Christianso Lighthouse is one of Denmark's oldest lighthouses and the first to have a flashing light. It was built on the island of Christianso in the northern Baltic Sea.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Johan, Niels, Per, Sofus, Sophus, Thor.

North German, Danish, Norwegian, and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Michel (see Michael ).

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

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