Hansine Elisabeth Bidstrup

Brief Life History of Hansine Elisabeth

When Hansine Elisabeth Bidstrup was born on 9 April 1852, in Rønne, Bornholm, Denmark, her father, Hans Bidstrup, was 30 and her mother, Andrea Elisabet Schov, was 34. She married Laurits Gotthard Svendsen on 7 August 1877, in Rønne, Bornholm, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Asminderød, Lynge-Kronborg, Frederiksborg, Denmark in 1880.

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Laurits Gotthard Svendsen
Hansine Elisabeth Bidstrup
Marriage: 7 August 1877
Maria Petrine Emilie Svendsen
Elisabeth Hansine Sofie Svendsen
Lavra Mathilda Andrea Svendsen

Sources (12)

  • Hansine Elisabeth Bidstrup, "Denmark Census, 1870"
  • Hansine Elisabeth Bidstrup, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Hansine Elisabeth Bidstrüp, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

World Events (6)

1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.

1859 · Copenhagen Zoo

The Copenhagen Zoo was founded in 1859 and is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. It was founded by a ornithologist named Niels Kjaebolling and the first animals that were at the opening were eagles, chickens, ducks, owls, rabbits, a fox, a seal and a turtle. The oldest building still is in use as a stable for the yak exibit. It is open everyday from 9:00am to 8:00pm (20:00).


World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Lars.

Danish: habitational name from a place so named in Jutland. The first element is from bis(ko)p ‘bishop’; the second from Old Norse thorp ‘outlying farmstead, village’.

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

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