Karen Andersen

Female11 October 1826–21 February 1884

Brief Life History of Karen

When Karen Andersen was born on 11 October 1826, in Nørre Tranders, Ålborghus, Denmark, her father, Anders Jensen, was 44 and her mother, Gjertrud Larsdatter, was 32. She had at least 4 sons and 5 daughters with Svend Peter Petersen. She lived in København, Denmark in 1860. She died on 21 February 1884, in Copenhagen, København, Denmark, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

Svend Peter Petersen
Karen Andersen
Caroline Maria Petersen
Frederick Ferdinand Petersen
Helene Rosalie Petersen
Wilhelmina Petersen
after 1857–1949
Herman Petersen
Margrethe W. Petersen
Ferdinand Sophus Petersen
Herman Elias Peterson
Stephania Maria Petersen

Sources (31)

  • Karen Trond in household of Mads Nielsen Alvid, "Denmark Census, 1840"
  • Karen Andersd Frend, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Karen Andersen in household of Svend Petersen, "Denmark Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

Children (9)

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Siblings (7)

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World Events (5)

1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

Age 3

Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.

1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

Age 21

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 23

Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy. A two-chamber parliament is established.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Lars, Nels, Per, Anders, Holger, Jorgen, Thor, Bjorn, Helmer, Alf.

Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas . Compare Anderson 1.

Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, and very rare Danish patronymic Anderssen, a cognate of 1 above. Compare Andersson 2.

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

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