Karen Jørgensdatter

Brief Life History of Karen

When Karen Jørgensdatter was born on 16 August 1829, in Mårslet, Havreballegård, Denmark, her father, Jørgen Rasmussen, was 38 and her mother, Kirsten Olesdatter, was 35. She married Rasmus Sorensen on 19 June 1855, in Harlev, Skanderborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Harlev, Framlev, Århus, Denmark in 1860 and Tiset, Ning, Århus, Denmark in 1870. She died on 4 June 1900, in Vitved, Skanderborg, Denmark, at the age of 70, and was buried in Vitved, Skanderborg, Denmark.

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Rasmus Sorensen
Karen Jørgensdatter
Marriage: 19 June 1855
Kirsten Rasmusen
Soren Rasmussen
Ane Kirstine Rasmussen
Ane Jessine Marie Rasmussen
Jorgen Rasmussen
Marie Rasmussen
Maren Olivia Rasmussen

Sources (17)

  • Karen Jorgensen, "Denmark Census, 1870"
  • Karen Jorgensdr, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Karen Jorgensdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

World Events (4)

1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.


Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy. A two-chamber parliament is established.

1850 · Translation of the Book of Mormon into Danish

Erastus Snow and Peter Hansen translated the Book of Mormon into Danish after six months of being in the country. This translation was the first full translation of the Book of Mormon into another language, after English.

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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