Peder Rasmussen

1718–1769 (Age 51)
Hår, Haldum, Århus, Denmark

The Life of Peder

When Peder Rasmussen was born in 1718, in Hår, Haldum, Århus, Denmark, his father, Mr. Vitten, was 24 and his mother, Mrs. Vitten, was 20. He married Inger Christensdatter on 24 June 1750, in Haldum, Sabro, Århus, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1769, at the age of 51, and was buried in Haldum, Århus, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Peder Rasmussen
1718–1769
Inger Christensdatter
1726–1816
Marriage: 24 June 1750
Rasmus Pedersen
1750–
Elle Pedersen
1752–
Christen Pedersen
1754–
Jens Pedersen
1756–1760
Niels Pedersen
1758–1835
Kirstine Pedersen
1760–
Karen Pedersen
1761–1830
Soren Pedersen
1764–1826

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 June 1750
Haldum, Sabro, Århus, Denmark
children

(8)

    Rasmus Pedersen

    Male1750–Male

    Elle Pedersen

    Female1752–Female

    Christen Pedersen

    Male1754–Male

    Jens Pedersen

    Male1756–1760Male

    Male1758–1835Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Mr. Vitten

    Male1694–Male

    Mrs. Vitten

    Female1698–Female

siblings

(2)

    Male1718–1769Male

    Niels Vitten

    Male1721–1777Male

World Events (5)

1729

Age 11

Greenland becomes Danish province.
1730 · Danish Asia Company

Age 12

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.
1737 · Meyercrones Stiftelse

Age 19

Meyercrones Stiftelse was founded by the widow of Henning de Meyercrone after he had served as Danish envoy in France. Christiane Meyercrone, Henning's widow, managed the property until her death in 1738. Her niece became the new manager of the foundation and arranged for its charter to be written in 1830. The original, small building was replaced by a larger building in 1933.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, German, and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Erasmus ( see Rasmus ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Peder Witthen, "Denmark Burials, 1640-1917"
  • Peder Witthen in entry for Karen, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Peder Witthen in entry for Kirstine, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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