Maren Christensdatter

16 September 1753–26 November 1838
Ørbæk, Svendborg, Denmark

The Life of Maren

When Maren Christensdatter was christened on 16 September 1753, in Ørbæk, Svendborg, Denmark, her father, Christen Knudsen, was 30 and her mother, Gedske Jorgensen, was 41. She married Claus Mortensen on 19 April 1781, in Ørbæk, Svendborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Claus Mortensen
Maren Christensdatter
Marriage: 19 April 1781
Anna Clausdatter
Kirsten Clausen
Christian Clausen
Kirsten Clausdatter
Christen Clausen

Spouse and Children

19 April 1781
Ørbæk, Svendborg, Denmark


    Anna Clausdatter


    Kirsten Clausen


    Christian Clausen


    Kirsten Clausdatter


    Christen Clausen


Parents and Siblings

    Christen Knudsen


    Gedske Jorgensen




    Knud Christensen


    Jorgen Christensen


    Niels Christensen



    Niels Christensen


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World Events (6)

1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

The Old City Hall was built in 1762 and served as the city hall until 1912. the Hall was modelled after the City Hall that was destroyed in the Copenhagen Fire in 1795. Today the building is used only for ceremonial and representative purposes.
1776 · Kongens Klub

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

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Maren Christensdr, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Maren Christensdr in entry for Christen Clausen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Maren Christensdr in entry for Christen Clausen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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