Karen Andersen

1767–
Hammer, Ålborg, Denmark

The Life of Karen

When Karen Andersen was born on 8 March 1767, in Hammer, Ålborg, Denmark, her father, Anders Madsen, was 31 and her mother, Ingebore Marie Povelsdatter, was 28.

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Family Time Line

Anders Madsen
1735–1806
Ingebore Marie Povelsdatter
1738–
Karen Andersen
1767–
Maren Andersen
1768–1769
Poul Andersen
1769–
Anne Andersdatter
1774–1775

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World Events (3)

1776 · Kongens Klub

Age 9

The club was founded in 1776 by former members of Drejer's Club. It was initially known as Fich's Club. The latter name was a reference to Gottlieb Schreck who had purchased the House in 1775. He had adapted the interior to be used by the club. The club initially had 25 members but in 1778 the number of members had grown to 80. On 16 November 1782, the club was granted permission to use the name Kongens Klub (Royal Club). The club soon became a meeting place for members of the higher middle class.
1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

Age 22

The Old Artillery Barracks was the first of three barracks to be established in the Christianshavn district of Copenhagen. They were converted into barracks for the Artillery in 1789 and were used until 1923. Today, they have been converted into apartments and are listed for everyone.
1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis

Age 25

Det Classenske Fideicommis is a Danish charitable foundation formed by the industrialist Major General Johan Frederik Classen after he left behind his wealth and possessions in his will to help alleviate poverty and misery to those in the country. Today, it grants around 2 million kroner annually to those in need.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas .

Possible Related Names

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

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