Christian Ditlef Christensen

24 January 1764–19 February 1792 (Age 28)
Skjold, Vejle, Denmark

The Life of Christian Ditlef

When Christian Ditlef Christensen was born on 24 January 1764, in Skjold, Vejle, Denmark, his father, Christen Eliasen, was 38 and his mother, Dorte Sofie Jensdatter Heide, was 30. He registered for military service in 1789. He died on 19 February 1792, at the age of 28, and was buried in Skjold, Vejle, Denmark.

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Christen Eliasen
Dorte Sofie Jensdatter Heide
Christian Ditlef Christensen
Peder Christian Christensen
Karen Marie Christensen

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World Events (3)

1776 · Kongens Klub

Age 12

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 25

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 28

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.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Christen Ditlev, "Denmark, Military Conscription Rolls, 1789-1792"
  • 1792 Death and burial of Christian Ditlev of Skjold parish, Bjerre, Vejle - Churchbooks
  • Legacy NFS Source: Christian Ditlef Christensen - burial: 19 February 1792; Skjold, Vejle, Denmark

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