Karen Sophie Rasmussen

8 August 1842–
Gestelev, Sallinge, Svendborg, Denmark

The Life of Karen Sophie

When Karen Sophie Rasmussen was born on 8 August 1842, in Gestelev, Sallinge, Svendborg, Denmark, her father, Rasmus Jensen, was 32 and her mother, Karen Nielsen, was 35. She married Hans Christiansen on 28 April 1874, in Nørre Søby, Odense, Denmark.

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Hans Christiansen
Karen Sophie Rasmussen
Marriage: 28 April 1874

Spouse and Children

28 April 1874
Nørre Søby, Odense, Denmark

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World Events (6)

1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

Age 5

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 7

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

Age 72

World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, German, and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Erasmus ( see Rasmus ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Karen Sofie Rasmussen in household of Rasmus Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1845"
  • Karen Sophie Rasmussen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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