Christen Christensen Damgaard

Male1763–6 December 1836

Brief Life History of Christen Christensen

When Christen Christensen Damgaard was born in 1763, his father, Christen Christensen, was 47 and his mother, Helle Pedersdatter Høstgaard, was 30. He married Mette Pedersdatter on 17 December 1793, in Balling, Skivehus, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 6 December 1836, in Sønder Balling, Balling, Skivehus, Denmark, at the age of 73, and was buried in Balling, Skivehus, Denmark.

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Christen Christensen Damgaard
Mette Pedersdatter
Marriage: 17 December 1793
Helena Christensdatter
Mette Christensdatter
Christen Christensen Damgaard
Peder Christensen Damgaard
Jens Christensen Damgaard
Inger Katrine Christensdatter
Ane Marie Christensen

Sources (1)

  • Christen Christensen Damsgård, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 December 1793Balling, Skivehus, Denmark
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (6)

    1776 · Kongens Klub

    Age 13

    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 26

    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 29

    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels.

    Danish: habitational name from a place called Damgaard, named with dam ‘pond, dam’ + gård (old spelling gaard) ‘farm’.

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

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