Karen Hejlesen

4 December 1796–
Lendum, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Karen

When Karen Hejlesen was born on 4 December 1796, in Lendum, Hjørring, Denmark, her father, Hejle Nielsen, was 29 and her mother, Anne Svendsdr, was 43. She married Soren Olesen on 1 February 1844, in Lendum, Hjørring, Denmark.

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Soren Olesen
Karen Hejlesen
Marriage: 1 February 1844

Spouse and Children

1 February 1844
Lendum, Hjørring, Denmark

Parents and Siblings



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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.
1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

Age 33

Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.

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Sources (3)

  • Karen Heilesdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Karen Heilesdr in entry for Kirstine Margrethe Sorensen, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Karen Heilesen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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