Christen Madsen Sloth

about 1804–14 April 1840 (Age 36)
Boddum, Thisted, Denmark

The Life of Christen Madsen

Christen Madsen Sloth was born about 1804, in Boddum, Thisted, Denmark as the son of Sloth. He married Inger Cathrine Nielsdatter on 7 June 1833, in Lyngs, Thisted, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Ydby, Refs, Thisted, Denmark for about 6 years. He died on 14 April 1840, in Boddum, Thisted, Denmark, at the age of 36, and was buried in Ydby, Thisted, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Christen Madsen Sloth
Inger Cathrine Nielsdatter
Marriage: 7 June 1833
Sidsel Christensen
Ane Christensen
Ane Marie Kristensdatter
Mads Christian Christensen

Spouse and Children

7 June 1833
Lyngs, Thisted, Denmark


Parents and Siblings





World Events (5)

1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

Age 1

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 4

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.

Age 10

Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.

Name Meaning

Polish (Słota): nickname for a gloomy person, from słota ‘rain’, ‘period of rainy weather’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Christen Madsen Sloth, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • Christen Madsen Sloth, "Denmark Census, 1840"
  • Christin Madsen in entry for Ane Christinsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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