Karen Josephsdatter

9 November 1796–19 May 1866 (Age 69)
Svenstrup, Tårnborg, Sorø, Denmark

The Life of Karen

When Karen Josephsdatter was born on 9 November 1796, in Svenstrup, Tårnborg, Sorø, Denmark, her father, Joseph Hansen, was 42 and her mother, Kirsten Nielsdatter, was 38. She married Niels Sorensen on 17 July 1818, in Tårnborg, Sorø, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Tårnborg, Slagelse, Sorø, Denmark for about 26 years. She died on 19 May 1866, in Halseby, Tårnborg, Sorø, Denmark, at the age of 69, and was buried in Halseby, Tårnborg, Sorø, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Niels Sorensen
Karen Josephsdatter
Marriage: 17 July 1818
Kirsten Nielsdatter
Ole Nielsen

Spouse and Children

17 July 1818
Tårnborg, Sorø, Denmark


    Kirsten Nielsdatter


    Ole Nielsen


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

Age 9

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.
1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn

Age 12

Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn, The Cross of Honour of the Order of the Dannebrog, is an award connected to the Danish Order of the Dannebrog. The cross was instituted by King Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway on June 28, 1808 and was named Dannebrogsmendenes Haederstegn until 1952. The award is given to any Dane who has provided a service to Denmark through a noble deed. The cross is considered an additional recognition if awarded to someone who is already a holder of the Order.
1818 · Danmarks Nationalbank

Age 22

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Karen Josephsen in household of Jens, "Denmark Census, 1860"
  • Karen Josephsdatter in household of Jens Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
  • Karen Josephsdatter in household of Jens Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1840"

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