Sidsel Jensdatter

Brief Life History of Sidsel

When Sidsel Jensdatter was born about 1777, in Vester Marie, Bornholm, Denmark, her father, Jens Mogensen, was 32 and her mother, Ane Margrethe Mortensdatter, was 21.

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Peter Buchman
1808–
Sidsel Jensdatter
1777–

Sources (1)

  • Sidsele, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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World Events (7)

1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

The Old Artillery Barracks was the first of three barracks to be established in the Christianshavn district of Copenhagen. They were converted into barracks for the Artillery in 1789 and were used until 1923. Today, they have been converted into apartments and are listed for everyone.

1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis

Det Classenske Fideicommis is a Danish charitable foundation formed by the industrialist Major General Johan Frederik Classen after he left behind his wealth and possessions in his will to help alleviate poverty and misery to those in the country. Today, it grants around 2 million kroner annually to those in need.

1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn

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.

Name Meaning

(mainly Norwegian) equivalent of Cicely.

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

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