Karen Kirstine Hansdatter

Female11 October 1847–

Brief Life History of Karen Kirstine

When Karen Kirstine Hansdatter was born on 11 October 1847, in Nørholm, Hornum, Ålborg, Denmark, her father, Hans Christensen, was 26 and her mother, Anne Katrine Poulsen, was 23.

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Family Time Line

Hans Christensen
Anne Katrine Poulsen
Karen Kirstine Hansdatter
Poul Christian Christensen
Morten Christensen

Sources (2)

  • Karen Kristine Hansdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Karen Kirstine Hansen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (3)

World Events (3)


Age 2

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

1850 · Translation of the Book of Mormon into Danish

Age 3

Erastus Snow and Peter Hansen translated the Book of Mormon into Danish after six months of being in the country. This translation was the first full translation of the Book of Mormon into another language, after English.

1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

Age 12

The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.

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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