Christen Madsen

about 1744–25 October 1826 (Age 82)
Særslev, Holbæk, Denmark

The Life of Christen

When Christen Madsen was born about 1744, in Særslev, Holbæk, Denmark, his father, Mads Jorgensen, was 29 and his mother, Maren Ibsdatter, was 24. He married Anne Margrethe Sorensdatter on 2 May 1773, in Særslev, Holbæk, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 25 October 1826, at the age of 82, and was buried in Særslev, Holbæk, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Christen Madsen
Anne Margrethe Sorensdatter
Marriage: 2 May 1773
Mads Christensen
Maren Christensen
Mariane Christensdatter
Kirsten Christiansdr

Spouse and Children

2 May 1773
Særslev, Holbæk, Denmark


Parents and Siblings

    Mads Jorgensen


    Maren Ibsdatter




    Lisabeth Madsdatter



    Karen Madsdatter


    Jorgen Madsen


    (Child) Madsen


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World Events (7)

1744 · Hirschholm Palace

Age 0

Hirschholm Palace was a royal palace located in present-day Horsholm municipality just north of Copenhagen. It was one of the finest buildings of its time and became known as the Versailles of the North. It developed a bad reputation in connection with its role in the affair between Johann Friedrich Struensee and Queen Caroline Mathilda in the 1770s. After that it fell into disrepair and was demolished in 1809.
1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 18

The Old City Hall was built in 1762 and served as the city hall until 1912. the Hall was modelled after the City Hall that was destroyed in the Copenhagen Fire in 1795. Today the building is used only for ceremonial and representative purposes.
1776 · Kongens Klub

Age 32

The club was founded in 1776 by former members of Drejer's Club. It was initially known as Fich's Club. The latter name was a reference to Gottlieb Schreck who had purchased the House in 1775. He had adapted the interior to be used by the club. The club initially had 25 members but in 1778 the number of members had grown to 80. On 16 November 1782, the club was granted permission to use the name Kongens Klub (Royal Club). The club soon became a meeting place for members of the higher middle class.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from a pet form of Mathias ( see Matthew ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Christen Madsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Christen Madsen in entry for Mads, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Christen Madsen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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