Karen Olsen

about 1738–15 November 1761 (Age 23)
Vangede, Gentofte, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Life Summary of Karen

Karen Olsen was born about 1738, in Vangede, Gentofte, Copenhagen, Denmark as the daughter of Ole Nielsen. She married Mathias Nielsen Langelaender on 2 November 1759, in Gentofte, Copenhagen, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 15 November 1761, at the age of 23.

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Mathias Nielsen Langelaender
Karen Olsen
Marriage: 2 November 1759
Anders Mathiasen
Anders Mathiasen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 November 1759Gentofte, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Children


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    World Events (2)

    1742 · Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
    Age 4
    The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters is a non-governmental science Academy founded in 1742 for the purpose of advancements of science in Denmark.
    1744 · Hirschholm Palace
    Age 6
    Hirschholm Palace was a royal palace located in present-day Horsholm municipality just north of Copenhagen. It was one of the finest buildings of its time and became known as the Versailles of the North. It developed a bad reputation in connection with its role in the affair between Johann Friedrich Struensee and Queen Caroline Mathilda in the 1770s. After that it fell into disrepair and was demolished in 1809.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Nils, Lars, Alf, Thor, Niels, Sven, Jorgen, Helmer, Iver, Arnfinn.Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Ole, a short form of Olaf, Olav (see Olafsen ). This surname is the third most common in Norway. It is also established in northeastern England and in northern Germany. Compare Ohlsen , Olesen , Oleson , and Olson .German (Ölsen): habitational name from any of several places so named, in Saxony, Brandenburg, and the Rhineland.

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

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    Sources (2)

    • Karen Olesdatter, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916"
    • Church Records, Kongens-Lyngby, Kobenhaven, Denmark 1641-1807.

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