Christen Christensen Meldgaard

29 September 1772–
Simested, Viborg, Denmark

The Life of Christen Christensen

When Christen Christensen Meldgaard was born on 29 September 1772, in Simested, Viborg, Denmark, his father, Christen Pedersen Meldgaard, was 34 and his mother, Mette Olufsdatter, was 28.

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Family Time Line

Christen Pedersen Meldgaard
1738–1787
Mette Olufsdatter
1743–1818
Ole Christensen Meldgaard
1765–1835
Peder Christensen Meldgaard
1768–1768
Kirsten Christensdatter Meldgaard
1769–1769
Kirsten Christensdatter Meldgaard
1770–1770
Anna Christensdatter Meldgaard
1771–1771
Christen Christensen Meldgaard
1772–
Anna Christensdatter Meldgaard
1775–
Kirsten
1777–1777
Kirsten Christensdatter Meldgaard
1778–1778
Peder Christensen
1779–1780
Jens Christensen Meldgaar
1781–
Søren Christensen Meldgaard
1783–
Peder Christensen Meldgaard
1786–1857

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World Events (7)

1776 · Kongens Klub

Age 4

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 17

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.
1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

Age 33

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.

Name Meaning

1 Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in eastern Norway named Melgård, from Old Norse Meðalgarðr, a compound of meðal ‘mid(dle)’ + garðr ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’, ‘enclosure’.2 Danish: habitational name from a farmstead named with the same elements as 1.

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

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