Rasmus Jorgensen

9 August 1858–
Skåde, Århus, Denmark

The Life of Rasmus

When Rasmus Jorgensen was born on 9 August 1858, in Skåde, Århus, Denmark, his father, Jorgen Rasmussen, was 42 and his mother, Ane Mikkelsdatter, was 43. He lived in Holme, Ning, Århus, Denmark in 1860 and Grundfør, Vester Lisbjerg, Århus, Denmark in 1911.

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Rasmus Jorgensen
Ane Katrine Sorensen

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World Events (8)

1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

Age 1

The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.
1859 · Copenhagen Zoo

Age 1

The Copenhagen Zoo was founded in 1859 and is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. It was founded by a ornithologist named Niels Kjaebolling and the first animals that were at the opening were eagles, chickens, ducks, owls, rabbits, a fox, a seal and a turtle. The oldest building still is in use as a stable for the yak exibit. It is open everyday from 9:00am to 8:00pm (20:00).

Age 56

World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian (Jørgensen), and North German (Jörgensen): patronymic from the personal name Jörgen, a vernacular form of Greek Geōrgios ( see George ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rasmus Jorgensen, "Denmark Census, 1911"
  • Rasmus Jørgensen in household of Jørgen Rasmussen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
  • Rasmus Jorgensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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