Christen Laursen

19 September 1723–
Flade, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Christen

When Christen Laursen was born on 19 September 1723, in Flade, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Lars Knudsen, was 49 and his mother, Anne Jensdatter, was 39. He married Kirsten Mikkelsen on 2 June 1749, in Flade, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 16 sons and 5 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Christen Laursen
1723–
Kirsten Mikkelsen
1723–1787
Marriage: 2 June 1749
Anne Christensen
1749–
Laurs Christensen
1750–
Laurs
1750–1750
Christen Christensen Hauch
1751–
Christen
1751–
Dorte Kristensen
1752–
Lars
1754–1754
Laurs Christensen
1754–
Anna Dorthea Christensen
1755–1777
Thomas Christensen
1756–
Thomas Christensen
1757–
Michel Christensen Hauch
1758–1758
Mikkel Kristensen
1758–
Maren Christensen Hauch
1759–1759
Claus Christensen
1762–
Klars Kristensen
1762–
Michel
1763–1764
Mikkel Christensen
1763–1764
Michel Christensen
1764–
Michel Christensen Hauch
1765–
Maren
1769–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 June 1749
Flade, Hjørring, Denmark
children

(21)

+16 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1729

Age 6

Greenland becomes Danish province.
1730 · Danish Asia Company

Age 7

The Danish Asiatic Company was a trading company established to revive the dwindling Danish trade with the East Indies and China. It was taken over by the Danish government in 1772 and continued to run until around 1843.
1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 39

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.

Name Meaning

Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from Laur, a short form of Lawrence .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Parish records
  • Christen Larsen Hov in entry for Claus Christensen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Christen Larsen Hov in entry for Maren Christensen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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