Karen Hansen

FemaleOctober 1768–

Brief Life History of Karen

When Karen Hansen was born in October 1768, in Herritslev, Ålholm, Denmark, her father, Hans Christensen, was 47 and her mother, Sidsel Zachariasdatter, was 41.

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Family Time Line

Hans Christensen
1721–1772
Sidsel Zachariasdatter
1727–1772
Maren Hansen
1748–1751
Zacharias Hansen
1750–1812
Maren Hansen
1752–1758
Elsie Hansen
1755–
Birthe Hansen
1759–
Anna Hansen
1759–1760
Christen Hansen
1760–1761
Johanne Hansen
1763–1763
Hans Hansen
1764–1765
Christen Hansen
1766–
Karen Hansen
1768–
Johanne Hansen
1769–1769

Sources (1)

  • Karen Hansen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (12)

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World Events (8)

1776 · Kongens Klub

Age 8

The club was founded in 1776 by former members of Drejer's Club. It was initially known as Fich's Club. The latter name was a reference to Gottlieb Schreck who had purchased the House in 1775. He had adapted the interior to be used by the club. The club initially had 25 members but in 1778 the number of members had grown to 80. On 16 November 1782, the club was granted permission to use the name Kongens Klub (Royal Club). The club soon became a meeting place for members of the higher middle class.

1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

Age 21

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.

1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

Age 37

The Christianso Lighthouse is one of Denmark's oldest lighthouses and the first to have a flashing light. It was built on the island of Christianso in the northern Baltic Sea.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Nels, Niels, Thor, Jorgen, Knud, Holger, Morten, Nils, Einer, Johan.

Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Flemish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Hans . This is the most common surname in Norway. Compare Hanson 4 and also 2 below.

Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, Dutch, Flemish, and Danish Hanssen , a variant of 1 above. Compare Hansson 2.

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

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