Dorthe Jorgensen

1 May 1808–11 January 1871 (Age 62)
Torup, Frederiksborg, Denmark

The Life of Dorthe

When Dorthe Jorgensen was born on 1 May 1808, in Torup, Frederiksborg, Denmark, her father, Jorgen Pedersen, was 27 and her mother, Mette Johansdatter, was 30. She married Peder Jacobsen on 9 January 1832, in Torup, Frederiksborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Torup, Strø, Frederiksborg, Denmark for about 20 years. She died on 11 January 1871, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

Peder Jacobsen
Dorthe Jorgensen
Marriage: 9 January 1832
Mariane Pedersdatter
Henrik Pedersen
Jorgen Pedersen

Spouse and Children

9 January 1832
Torup, Frederiksborg, Denmark


Parents and Siblings



World Events (7)


Age 6

Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.
1818 · Danmarks Nationalbank

Age 10

Danmarks Nationalbank is the central bank of the Kingdom of Denmark and serves as an independent and credible institution that issues the krone, the Danish currency. The bank undertakes all functions related to the management of the Danish central-government debt.
1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian (Jørgensen), and North German (Jörgensen): patronymic from the personal name Jörgen, a vernacular form of Greek Geōrgios ( see George ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorthe Jørgensdatter in household of Peder Jacobsen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
  • Dorthe Jørgensd in household of Peder Jacobsen, "Denmark Census, 1855"
  • Dorthe Jørgensdatter in household of Peder Jacobsen, "Denmark Census, 1840"

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