Mette Laursen

Female10 October 1751–

Brief Life History 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
Ane Pedersdatter
Karen Laursdatter
Maren Laursdatter
Ane Larsdatter
Peder Lauritsen
Christen Laursen
Else Larsen
Mette Laursen

Sources (1)

  • Mette, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (7)

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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

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Aksel, Bent, Birgit, Kresten.

Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Laur, a short form of Laurits or Laurits, vernacular forms of Laurentius (see Lawrence ). This surname is also found in northern Germany.

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

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