Mahlene Pedersen

Brief Life History of Mahlene

When Mahlene Pedersen was christened on 31 October 1802, in Sejlstrup, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark, her father, Peder Pedersen, was 29 and her mother, Else Poulsdatter, was 31. She died on 24 February 1829, in Sønder Vrå, Vrå, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark, at the age of 26, and was buried in Vrå, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark.

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Peder Pedersen
Else Poulsdatter
Johanne Pedersen
Mahlene Pedersen
Mette Pedersdatter
Anne Pedersdatter
Maren Pedersdatter

Sources (6)

  • Death and burial record for Mahlene Pedersen
  • Malene Pedersdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Malene Pedersdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

World Events (5)

1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

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

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.


Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Niels, Bjorn, Knud, Nils, Anders, Jorgen, Egil, Einer, Knut, Peer.

Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Peder (see Peter ). This surname is also found in northern Germany. Compare Petersen 2 and Peterson 1.

English: variant of Peterson .

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

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