Karen Hansdatter

1 February 1788–15 July 1854 (Age 66)
Høsterkøb, Birkerød, Kronborg, Denmark

The Life Summary of Karen

When Karen Hansdatter was born on 1 February 1788, in Høsterkøb, Birkerød, Kronborg, Denmark, her father, Hans Povelsen, was 28 and her mother, Ane Helvig Pedersdatter, was 30. She married Peder Andersen on 10 October 1813. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 15 July 1854, in Birkerød, Kronborg, Denmark, at the age of 66, and was buried in Birkerød, Kronborg, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Peder Andersen
Karen Hansdatter
Marriage: 10 October 1813
Jens Pedersen
Trine Grethe
Trine Sophie Pedersen
Ane Marie Pedersen
Birthe Pedersen
Pouline Frederiche Pedersen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 October 1813
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn
    Age 1
    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.
    1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis
    Age 4
    Det Classenske Fideicommis is a Danish charitable foundation formed by the industrialist Major General Johan Frederik Classen after he left behind his wealth and possessions in his will to help alleviate poverty and misery to those in the country. Today, it grants around 2 million kroner annually to those in need.
    1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn
    Age 20
    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.

    Name Meaning

    equivalent of Katherine . It was first introduced to the English-speaking world by Scandinavian settlers in America; it has been used in Britain only since the 1940s, but had become very popular by the 1960s.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

    Sources (11)

    • Karen Pedersdatter in entry for Trine Sophie Pedersdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
    • Karen Poulsdatter in entry for Trine Grethe, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
    • Karen Poulsdatter in entry for Pouline Frederiche Pedersdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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