Jørgen Larsen

Male1714–29 March 1787

Brief Life History of Jørgen

When Jørgen Larsen was born in 1714, in Nyker, Bornholm, Denmark, his father, Lars Hansen, was 40 and his mother, Kirsten Jorgensdatter, was 32. He married Karen Pedersdatter about 1745, in Klemensker, Bornholm, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 29 March 1787, in Klemensker, Bornholm, Denmark, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Jørgen Larsen
Karen Pedersdatter
Marriage: about 1745
Peder Jørgensen
Kirstine Jørgensdatter
Jørgen Skytt Jørgensen
Hans Jørgensen
Karen Jørgensdatter
Anders Jørgensen
Poul Jørgensen
Else Jørgensdatter

Sources (5)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Jorgen Larsen Dam - Church record: Birth record or certificate
  • Jørgen Hansen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Jorgen Larsen Dam - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Jorgen Larsen Dam

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1745Klemensker, Bornholm, Denmark
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (6)


    Age 15

    Greenland becomes Danish province.

    1730 · Danish Asia Company

    Age 16

    The Danish Asiatic Company was a trading company established to revive the dwindling Danish trade with the East Indies and China. It was taken over by the Danish government in 1772 and continued to run until around 1843.

    1737 · Meyercrones Stiftelse

    Age 23

    Meyercrones Stiftelse was founded by the widow of Henning de Meyercrone after he had served as Danish envoy in France. Christiane Meyercrone, Henning's widow, managed the property until her death in 1738. Her niece became the new manager of the foundation and arranged for its charter to be written in 1830. The original, small building was replaced by a larger building in 1933.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Nels, Niels, Sven, Thor, Knud, Nils, Per, Jorgen, Alf, Bjorn.

    Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Lars, an equivalent of Lawrence . This is also an Americanized form of the cognate Larssen. Compare Larson 1, Larrison , and Lawson 2.

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

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