Bodil Kirstine Olsen

11 January 1849–
Bogø, Præstø, Denmark

The Life of Bodil Kirstine

When Bodil Kirstine Olsen was born on 11 January 1849, in Bogø, Præstø, Denmark, her father, Ole Albrechtsen, was 30 and her mother, Karen Kirstine Jorgensen, was 31. She married Mads Peder Sorensen on 27 March 1872, in Bogø, Præstø, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Bogø, Mønbo, Præstø, Denmark for about 71 years.

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Mads Peder Sorensen
Bodil Kirstine Olsen
Marriage: 27 March 1872
Albert Sørensen
Anna Kirstine Sorensen
Karen Kirstine Sorensen
Ane Kirstine Sorensen
Jørgen Peter Albert Sørensen
Maren Kirstine Antonette Sørensen
Anna Sørensen
Ole Peter Sorensen
Anne Kirstine Peterline Sorensen
Ole Peder Sørensen
Johanne Sørensen
Anna Johanne Marie Sørrensen

Spouse and Children

27 March 1872
Bogø, Præstø, Denmark


    Albert Sørensen


    Anna Kirstine Sorensen


    Karen Kirstine Sorensen


    Ane Kirstine Sorensen


    Jørgen Peter Albert Sørensen


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Parents and Siblings



World Events (6)

1850 · Translation of the Book of Mormon into Danish

Age 1

Erastus Snow and Peter Hansen translated the Book of Mormon into Danish after six months of being in the country. This translation was the first full translation of the Book of Mormon into another language, after English.
1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

Age 10

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.

Age 65

World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

Name Meaning

1 Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Olaf, Olav (Old Norse Óláfr, Ólafr, variant Óleifr, earlier Anleifr, from proto-Scandinavian elements meaning ‘ancestor’ + ‘heir’, ‘descendant’). Olaf has always been one of the most common Scandinavian names; it continued to be popular in the Middle Ages, in part as a result of the fame of St. Olaf, King of Norway, who brought Christianity to his country c.1030 . This surname, the second most common in Norway, is also established in England, notably in the Newcastle upon Tyne area.2 German (Ölsen): habitational name from any of several places so named, in Saxony, Brandenburg, and the Rhineland.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Bodilderp Olsen in household of Ole Albertsen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
  • Bodil Marie Sørensen in household of Mads Peter Sørensen, "Denmark Census, 1906"
  • Badil Kirstine Sørensen in household of Mads Peder Sørensen, "Denmark Census, 1921"

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