Margrethe Eriksdatter

29 October 1846–14 May 1911 (Age 64)
Hjørring, Denmark

The Life Summary of Margrethe

When Margrethe Eriksdatter was born on 29 October 1846, in Hjørring, Denmark, her father, Erik Henriksen, was 30 and her mother, Karen Marie Andersdatter, was 33. She married Jens Christian Christensen on 2 December 1870, in Hallund, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Øster Brønderslev, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark for about 10 years and Hallund, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark for about 21 years. She died on 14 May 1911, in Hallund, Børglum, Denmark, at the age of 64, and was buried in Hallund, Børglum, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Jens Christian Christensen
Margrethe Eriksdatter
Marriage: 2 December 1870
Karen Marie Christensen
Nikoline Kristensen
Erik Findinge Kristensen
Martin Kristian Kristensen
Maren Kirstine Kristensen
Jens Kristian Kristensen
Ane Erika Kristensen
Lovise Petra Kristensen
August Kristensen
Frederik August Kristensen
Dagmar Dusine Kristensen

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World Events (3)

1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
Age 1
The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.
Age 3
Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy. A two-chamber parliament is established.
1868 · Magasin Du Nord
Age 22
Magasin is a Danish chain of department stores that was founded in 1868 in Copenhagen and still exists today. They can be found in Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, and the UK.

Name Meaning

An extremely common given name from the Middle Ages onwards, derived via Old French Marguerite and Latin Margarita from Greek Margarītēs, from margaron ‘pearl’, a word ultimately of Hebrew origin. The name was always understood to mean ‘pearl’ throughout the Middle Ages. The first St Margaret was martyred at Antioch in Pisidia during the persecution instigated by the Emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century. However, there is some doubt about her name, as the same saint is venerated in the Orthodox Church as Marina . There were several other saintly bearers of the name, including St Margaret of Scotland ( d. 1093 ), wife of King Malcolm Canmore and daughter of Edmund Ironside of England. It was also the name of the wife of Henry VI of England, Margaret of Anjou ( 1430–82 ), and of Margaret Tudor ( 1489–1541 ), sister of Henry VIII , who married James IV of Scotland and ruled as regent there after his death. See also Margery , Marjorie .

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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Sources (34)

  • Magrete Eriksen in household of Jens Christian Chrestensen, "Denmark Census, 1880"
  • Magrete Kristensen in household of Jens Kristensen, "Denmark Census, 1901"
  • Margrthe Christensen in household of Jens Christjan Christensen, "Denmark Census, 1906"

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