Mads Christensen

3 December 1796–
Hadsten, Skanderborg, Denmark

The Life Summary of Mads

When Mads Christensen was born on 3 December 1796, in Hadsten, Skanderborg, Denmark, his father, Christen Stephensen, was 36 and his mother, Karen Nielsdatter, was 37. He married Mette Marie Christophersdatter on 24 June 1832, in Århus, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Hadsten, Sabro, Århus, Denmark in 1834 and Haldum, Sabro, Århus, Denmark for about 15 years.

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Mads Christensen
Mette Marie Christophersdatter
Marriage: 24 June 1832
Kirstine Madsdatter
Anthon Christopher Madsen
Kristen Madsen
Christjan Madsen
Birgithe Madsen
Karen Marie Madsen
Herlev Madsen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 June 1832Århus, Denmark
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    World Events (7)

    1805 · Christianso Lighthouse
    Age 9
    The Christianso Lighthouse is one of Denmark's oldest lighthouses and the first to have a flashing light. It was built on the island of Christianso in the northern Baltic Sea.
    1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn
    Age 12
    Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn, The Cross of Honour of the Order of the Dannebrog, is an award connected to the Danish Order of the Dannebrog. The cross was instituted by King Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway on June 28, 1808 and was named Dannebrogsmendenes Haederstegn until 1952. The award is given to any Dane who has provided a service to Denmark through a noble deed. The cross is considered an additional recognition if awarded to someone who is already a holder of the Order.
    1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark
    Age 33
    Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Bent, Anders, Thor, Jorgen, Nils, Einer, Viggo, Folmer.Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen . In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the especially Danish and Norwegian variant Kristensen . Compare Christenson and Christianson .

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

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    Sources (28)

    • Mads Christensen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
    • Mads Christensen, "Denmark Census, 1845"
    • Mads Christensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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