Dorthe Christensen

22 January 1713–30 May 1788
Herritslev, Nysted, Storstrøm, Denmark

The Life of Dorthe

When Dorthe Christensen was born on 22 January 1713, in Herritslev, Nysted, Storstrøm, Denmark, her father, Christen Christensen Smed, was 34 and her mother, Maren Hansen Render, was 30. She married Mads Rasmussen on 29 September 1736, in Herritslev, Maribo, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died in Store Musse, Musse, Maribo, Denmark, and was buried in Musse, Maribo, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Mads Rasmussen
Dorthe Christensen
Marriage: 29 September 1736
Christen Madsen
Christen Madsen ( Vaver)
Ane Cathrine Madsen
Ane Madsdatter

Spouse and Children

29 September 1736
Herritslev, Maribo, Denmark


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (6)


Age 16

Greenland becomes Danish province.
1730 · Danish Asia Company

Age 17

The Danish Asiatic Company was a trading company established to revive the dwindling Danish trade with the East Indies and China. It was taken over by the Danish government in 1772 and continued to run until around 1843.
1737 · Meyercrones Stiftelse

Age 24

Meyercrones Stiftelse was founded by the widow of Henning de Meyercrone after he had served as Danish envoy in France. Christiane Meyercrone, Henning's widow, managed the property until her death in 1738. Her niece became the new manager of the foundation and arranged for its charter to be written in 1830. The original, small building was replaced by a larger building in 1933.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorthe Christensdatter, "Denmark Burials, 1640-1917"
  • Kirkebøger, 1696-1818
  • Kirkebøger, 1689-1917

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