Mette Laursen

10 October 1751–
Silkeborg, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark

The Life of Mette

When Mette Laursen was born on 10 October 1751, in Silkeborg, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark, her father, Laurs Pedersen, was 44 and her mother, Ane Pedersdatter, was 39.

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Family Time Line

Laurs Pedersen
1707–1780
Ane Pedersdatter
1712–1777
Karen Laursdatter
1741–1814
Maren Laursdatter
1755–1759
Ane Larsdatter
1743–1804
Peder Lauritsen
1745–1830
Christen Laursen
1747–1807
Else Larsen
1749–
Mette Laursen
1751–

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World Events (8)

1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 11

The Old City Hall was built in 1762 and served as the city hall until 1912. the Hall was modelled after the City Hall that was destroyed in the Copenhagen Fire in 1795. Today the building is used only for ceremonial and representative purposes.
1776 · Kongens Klub

Age 25

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 38

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.

Name Meaning

Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from Laur, a short form of Lawrence .

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

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