Karen Gundersdatter

Brief Life History of Karen

When Karen Gundersdatter was born about 1712, in Birkerød, Kronborg, Denmark, her father, Gunder Truelsen, was 55 and her mother, Sophie Pedersdatter, was 44. She married Bendt Bendtsen on 12 December 1734, in Birkerød, Kronborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 9 September 1789, in Usserød, Hørsholm, Hørsholm, Denmark, at the age of 78, and was buried in Birkerød, Kronborg, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Bendt Bendtsen
Karen Gundersdatter
Marriage: 12 December 1734
Else Bendtsdatter
Niels Bendtsen
Ane Bendtdatter
Else Bendtsen
Bendt Bendtsen
Ane Bendtsdatter
Karen Bendtsdattar
Hans Bendtsen
Birthe Sophie Bendtsdattar

Sources (4)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Karen Gundersen - Church record: birth-name: Karen Gundersen
  • Karen Gundersdr, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Karen Gundersen - Published information: birth-name: Karen Gundersdatter Rugla

World Events (7)

1713 · Royal Danish Military Academy

The Royal Danish Military Academy educated and commissioned all officers for the Royal Danish Army. The Military Academy function was initiated in 1713 by request of King Frederick IV on inspiration from the Naval Academy.


Greenland becomes Danish province.

1737 · Meyercrones Stiftelse

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

equivalent of Katherine . It was first introduced to the English-speaking world by Scandinavian settlers in America; it has been used in Britain only since the 1940s, but had become very popular by the 1960s.

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

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