Margrethe Pedersen

8 January 1858–
Væggerløse, Maribo, Denmark

The Life of Margrethe

When Margrethe Pedersen was born on 8 January 1858, her father, Peder Jensen, was 42 and her mother, Karen Dorthea Brodersen, was 40.

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Peder Jensen
Karen Dorthea Brodersen
Birthe Pedersen
Margrethe Pedersen

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World Events (8)

1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

Age 1

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.
1859 · Copenhagen Zoo

Age 1

The Copenhagen Zoo was founded in 1859 and is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. It was founded by a ornithologist named Niels Kjaebolling and the first animals that were at the opening were eagles, chickens, ducks, owls, rabbits, a fox, a seal and a turtle. The oldest building still is in use as a stable for the yak exibit. It is open everyday from 9:00am to 8:00pm (20:00).

Age 56

World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

Name Meaning

Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from Peter .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Margrethe Pedersdatter, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Margrethe Pedersen - Church record: birth-name: Margrethe Pedersen

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