Jacob Christian Kirk

22 January 1769–
Helsingør, Frederiksborg, Denmark

The Life of Jacob Christian

When Jacob Christian Kirk was christened on 22 January 1769, in Helsingør, Frederiksborg, Denmark, his father, Michael Nielsen Kirk, was 34 and his mother, Lucia Jacobsdatter Schumann, was 41.

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Family Time Line

Michael Nielsen Kirk
1735–
Lucia Jacobsdatter Schumann
1727–1784
Else Dorothea Kirk
1765–
Berthe Sophie Kirk
1771–
Jacob Christian Kirk
1769–

Parents and Siblings

    Michael Nielsen Kirk

    Male1735–Male

    Lucia Jacobsdatter Schumann

    Female1727–1784Female

siblings

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World Events (3)

1776 · Kongens Klub

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

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.
1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis

Det Classenske Fideicommis is a Danish charitable foundation formed by the industrialist Major General Johan Frederik Classen after he left behind his wealth and possessions in his will to help alleviate poverty and misery to those in the country. Today, it grants around 2 million kroner annually to those in need.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English, and Danish: from northern Middle English, Danish kirk ‘church’ (Old Norse kirkja), a topographic name for someone who lived near a church.

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

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  • Jacob Christian, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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