Eline Elisabeth Saaby

22 April 1864–1947 (Age 82)
Ordrup, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Life of Eline Elisabeth

When Eline Elisabeth Saaby was born on 22 April 1864, in Ordrup, Copenhagen, Denmark, her father, Laürits Peder Såabye, was 25 and her mother, Jensine Hansen, was 23. She married Kristen Hansen on 11 May 1884, in Gentofte, København, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Vedbæk, Søllerød, København, Denmark in 1925 and Søllerød, København, Denmark in 1930. She died in 1947, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Kristen Hansen
Eline Elisabeth Saaby
Marriage: 11 May 1884
Christian Lauritz Hansen
Valdemar Saaby Hansen
Oluf Hansen
Oluf Hansen

Spouse and Children

11 May 1884
Gentofte, København, Denmark


Parents and Siblings

    Laürits Peder Såabye


    Jensine Hansen




    Niels Christian Larsen Saabye



    Anna Vilhelmine Såbye


    Jens Peder Saabye


    Hans Lauritz Såbye


World Events (5)

1868 · Magasin Du Nord

Age 4

Magasin is a Danish chain of department stores that was founded in 1868 in Copenhagen and still exists today. They can be found in Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, and the UK.

Age 50

World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

Age 53

The United States take possession of the Virgin Islands. The islands are purchased from Denmark for $25 million the year before.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from places in Leicestershire and Lincolnshire called Saxby, from the Old Norse personal name Saxi meaning ‘sword’, or the genitive of the Old English folk name Seaxe, Old Norse Saksar ‘Saxons’ + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’. 2. nickname for someone quick to take offense and draw his sword, from Middle English sakespey, Old French sacquespee, from Old French sacque(r) ‘to draw or extract’ (from sac ‘sack’) + espee ‘sword’ (Latin spatha).

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

Sources (3)

  • Line Såbye in household of Canrits Såbye, "Denmark Census, 1870"
  • Eline Hansen in household of Christian Hansen, "Denmark Census, 1921"
  • Eline Elisabet Hansen in household of Christen Hansen, "Denmark Census, 1916"

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