Maren Lausten

1796–1849 (Age 52)
Vestervig, Thisted, Denmark

The Life of Maren

When Maren Lausten was born on 18 September 1796, in Vestervig, Thisted, Denmark, her father, Laust Jensen, was 46 and her mother, Maren Kirstine Olsen, was 35. She married Soren Nielsen on 7 November 1824. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Vestervig, Refs, Thisted, Denmark for about 11 years and Søndbjerg, Refs, Thisted, Denmark in 1850. She died on 14 August 1849, in Vestervig, Thisted, Denmark, at the age of 52, and was buried in Vestervig, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Maren Lausten
Soren Nielsen
Marriage: 7 November 1824
Ane Kirstine Sorensen
Laust Sorensen
Niels Sorensen
Maren Sorensen
Jens Sorensen
Jens Sorensen
Anders Sorensen

Spouse & Children

  • Female1796–1849Female

  • Soren Nielsen


7 November 1824


  • Ane Kirstine Sorensen


  • Laust Sorensen


  • Niels Sorensen


  • Maren Sorensen


  • Jens Sorensen


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1750–1810Male

  • Maren Kirstine Olsen




+1 More Child

World Events (7)

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.

Age 18

Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.

Name Meaning

German: nickname for an eavesdropper or nosy person, from an agent derivative of Middle High German lūstern ‘to eavesdrop’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Maren Laustdatter in household of Soren Roddenberg, "Denmark Census, 1840"
  • Maren Laustdatter in household of Soren Nielsen Råddenberg, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • Maren Laustdatter in entry for Anders Sørensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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