Gregers Jørgensen

about 1805–
Vejle, Denmark

The Life of Gregers

Gregers Jørgensen was born about 1805, in Vejle, Denmark as the son of Jorgen Gregersen and Ane Terkildsdr. He married Maren Michelsdatter on 22 December 1827, in Bredstrup, Vejle, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Bredstrup, Elbo, Vejle, Denmark for about 5 years.

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Gregers Jørgensen
Maren Michelsdatter
Marriage: 22 December 1827
Anna Gregersdatter
Gidsel Gregersen
Ane Gregersdatter
Kirsten Gregersdatter
Michel Gregersen
Mikkel Gregersen
Jens Jørgen Gregersen
Anders Gregersen

Spouse and Children

22 December 1827
Bredstrup, Vejle, Denmark


    Anna Gregersdatter


    Gidsel Gregersen


    Ane Gregersdatter


    Kirsten Gregersdatter


    Michel Gregersen


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jorgen Gregersen


    Ane Terkildsdr




World Events (7)

1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

Age 0

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.
1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn

Age 3

Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn, The Cross of Honour of the Order of the Dannebrog, is an award connected to the Danish Order of the Dannebrog. The cross was instituted by King Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway on June 28, 1808 and was named Dannebrogsmendenes Haederstegn until 1952. The award is given to any Dane who has provided a service to Denmark through a noble deed. The cross is considered an additional recognition if awarded to someone who is already a holder of the Order.
1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

Age 42

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.

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)

  • Gregers Jøgensen, "Denmark Census, 1855"
  • Gregers Jørgensen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
  • Gregers Jórgensen in entry for Anna Gregersdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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