Karen Larsen

Brief Life History of Karen

When Karen Larsen was born on 28 July 1849, in Hørby, Børglum, Denmark, her father, Lars Christian Thomasen, was 39 and her mother, Birgithe Sophie Charlotte Asmusdatter, was 38. She married Søren Christian Nielsen on 4 February 1873, in Albæk, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Albæk, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark for about 21 years and Voer, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark in 1906. She died on 17 January 1920, in Voer, Børglum, Denmark, at the age of 70, and was buried in Voer, Børglum, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Søren Christian Nielsen
1842–1938
Karen Larsen
1849–1920
Marriage: 4 February 1873
Niels Kristian Jens Aleksander Porsmose
1873–1883
Lars Kristian Porsmose Nielsen
1876–1941
Jensine Else Marie Porsmose Nielsen
1880–1883
Vilhelmbine Porsmose
1886–1954
Jensine Else Marie Porsmose
1886–

Sources (31)

  • Karen Nielsen in household of Søren Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1906"
  • Karen Larsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941" Birth with image
  • Karen Larsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941" Marriage

World Events (5)

1850 · Translation of the Book of Mormon into Danish

Erastus Snow and Peter Hansen translated the Book of Mormon into Danish after six months of being in the country. This translation was the first full translation of the Book of Mormon into another language, after English.

1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.

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.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Nels, Niels, Sven, Thor, Knud, Nils, Per, Jorgen, Alf, Bjorn.

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Lars, an equivalent of Lawrence . This is also an Americanized form of the cognate Larssen. Compare Larson 1, Larrison , and Lawson 2.

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

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