Jorgen Tollestrup

Brief Life History of Jorgen

When Jorgen Tollestrup was born on 8 January 1863, in Vognsild, Gislum, Ålborg, Denmark, his father, Niels Jørgensen Tollestrup, was 33 and his mother, Ane Marie Jensdatter, was 31. He married Ane Sorensen on 27 November 1885, in Vistoft, Kalø, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Knebel, Mols, Randers, Denmark in 1890 and Alstrup, Mariager Klosters, Denmark in 1930. He died on 22 March 1936, in Alstrup, Gislum, Ålborg, Denmark, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Jorgen Tollestrup
1863–1936
Ane Sorensen
1866–
Marriage: 27 November 1885
Ane Kathrine Marie Tollestrup
1891–
Petra Nielsine Tolstrup
1903–

Sources (12)

  • Jorgen Tollestrup, "Denmark Census, 1890"
  • Jorgen Tollestrup, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Jorgen Tollestrup in entry for Ane Kathrine Marie Tollestrup, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

World Events (3)

1868 · Magasin Du Nord

Magasin is a Danish chain of department stores that was founded in 1868 in Copenhagen and still exists today. They can be found in Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, and the UK.

1914

World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

1917

The United States take possession of the Virgin Islands. The islands are purchased from Denmark for $25 million the year before.

Name Meaning

Via Old French and Latin, from Greek Georgios (a derivative of geōrgos ‘farmer’, from ‘earth’ + ergein ‘to work’). This was the name of several early saints, including the shadowy figure who is now the patron of England (as well as of Germany and Portugal). If the saint existed at all, he was perhaps martyred in Palestine in the persecutions of Christians instigated by the Emperor Diocletian at the beginning of the 4th century. The popular legend in which the hero slays a dragon is a medieval Italian invention. He was for a long time a more important saint in the Orthodox Church than in the West, and the name was not much used in England during the Middle Ages, even after St George came to be regarded as the patron of England in the 14th century. Its use increased from the 1400s, and by 1500 it was regularly among the most popular male names. This popularity was reinforced when George I came to the throne in 1714 , bringing this name with him from Germany. It has been one of the most popular English boys' names ever since.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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