Rasmus Andersen

Herlev, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Life of Rasmus

When Rasmus Andersen was born in 1737, in Herlev, Copenhagen, Denmark, his father, Anders Thommesen, was 33 and his mother, Mrs. Anders Thommesen, was 29. He married Bodill Hansdatter on 30 October 1757. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters.

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Rasmus Andersen
Bodill Hansdatter
Marriage: 30 October 1757
Anna Marie Rasmussen
Maren Rasmusdatter
Maren Rasmusdatter
Anders Rasmussen
Karen Rasmusdatter
Niels Rasmussen
Jens Rasmussen

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30 October 1757


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World Events (8)

1737 · Meyercrones Stiftelse

Age 0

Meyercrones Stiftelse was founded by the widow of Henning de Meyercrone after he had served as Danish envoy in France. Christiane Meyercrone, Henning's widow, managed the property until her death in 1738. Her niece became the new manager of the foundation and arranged for its charter to be written in 1830. The original, small building was replaced by a larger building in 1933.
1742 · Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

Age 5

The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters is a non-governmental science Academy founded in 1742 for the purpose of advancements of science in Denmark.
1776 · Kongens Klub

Age 39

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 the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rasmus Andersen in entry for Jens, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Rasmus Andersen in entry for Maren, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Rasmus Andersen in entry for Maren Andersen, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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