Karen Christine Jensdatter Plum

1783–1851 (Age 68)
Åker, Bornholm, Denmark

The Life of Karen Christine Jensdatter

When Karen Christine Jensdatter Plum was born in May 1783, in Åker, Bornholm, Denmark, her father, Jens Nielsen Plum, was 33 and her mother, Birte Jensen, was 34. She married Mads Povelsen Kruse on 4 October 1830, in Klemensker, Bornholm, Denmark. She died on 18 August 1851, in Klemensker, Bornholm, Denmark, at the age of 68, and was buried in Klemensker, Bornholm, Denmark.

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Mads Povelsen Kruse
Karen Christine Jensdatter Plum
Marriage: 4 October 1830

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4 October 1830
Klemensker, Bornholm, Denmark

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World Events (8)

1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

Age 6

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

Age 9

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

Age 22

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

1 English and North German: from Middle English plum(b)e, Middle Low German plum(e) ‘plum’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a plum tree, or a metonymic occupational name for a fruit grower. Reaney and Wilson, however, derive the English name from Old French plomb ‘lead’ (Latin plumbum), regarding it as a metonymic occupational name for a plumber.2 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Blum .3 Americanized form of Pflum .

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

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