Rasmus Christensen

20 June 1717–28 May 1788
Illerup, Raklev, Ars, Holbæk, Denmark

The Life of Rasmus

Rasmus Christensen was christened on 20 June 1717, in Raklev, Ars, Holbæk, Denmark as the son of Christen Ipsen and Karen Nielsdatter. He married Mette Pedersdatter on 8 July 1746, in Raklev, Ars, Holbæk, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He died in Vollerup, Raklev, Ars, Holbæk, Denmark, and was buried in Raklev, Ars, Holbæk, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Rasmus Christensen
Mette Pedersdatter
Marriage: 8 July 1746
Karen Rasmusdatter
Kirsten Rasmusdatter
Maren Rasmussen
Kirsten Rasmusdatter

Spouse and Children

8 July 1746
Raklev, Ars, Holbæk, Denmark


Parents and Siblings


    Karen Nielsdatter




World Events (6)


Greenland becomes Danish province.
1730 · Danish Asia Company

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

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, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Rasmus Christensen, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rasmus Christensen - Church record: birth: 1717; Illerup, Raklev, Holbæk, Denmark

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