Karen Jensdatter

Female1774–18 July 1850

Brief Life History of Karen

When Karen Jensdatter was born in 1774, in Nørre Tranders, Ålborghus, Denmark, her father, Jens Povelsen, was 36 and her mother, Johanne Andersdatter, was 29. She married Christen Villadsen on 4 December 1796, in Ålborg, Vor Frue, Ålborghus, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 18 July 1850, in Nørresundby, Ålborghus, Denmark, at the age of 76, and was buried in Nørresundby, Ålborghus, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Christen Villadsen
1764–1849
Karen Jensdatter
1774–1850
Marriage: 4 December 1796
Mariane Christensdatter
1797–1882
Marine Christensen
1797–
Villads Christensen
1799–1883
Jens Christian Christensen
1802–1876
Mette Margrete Christensen
1804–
Johanne Christensdatter
1807–
son Christensen
1810–1810
Kirstine Christensen
1811–
Peder Christian Christensen
1814–
Niels Christian Christensen
1818–

Sources (13)

  • Karen Jensdr, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Karen Jensdatter - Church record: death: 18 July 1850; Norresundby, Aalborg, Denmark
  • Maren Jensdatter in entry for Jens Christian Wisse, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 December 1796Ålborg, Vor Frue, Ålborghus, Denmark
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1776 · Kongens Klub

    Age 2

    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.

    1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

    Age 15

    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.

    1794 · Stibo

    Age 20

    The Stibo Group was founded in 1794 by Niels Lund as a printing company. Today, The Stibo Group provides information management and print technology software for business operations.

    Name Meaning

    equivalent of Katherine . It was first introduced to the English-speaking world by Scandinavian settlers in America; it has been used in Britain only since the 1940s, but had become very popular by the 1960s.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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