Kjeld Knudsen

about 1836–
Torning, Thorning, Viborg, Denmark

The Life of Kjeld

Kjeld Knudsen was born about 1836, in Torning, Thorning, Viborg, Denmark. He married Cathrina Magrethe Jung about 1861, in Frederiks, Viborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Kjeld Knudsen
Cathrina Magrethe Jung
Marriage: about 1861
Else Marie Knudmine Kjeldsen
Johannes Jung

Spouse and Children


    Cathrina Magrethe Jung


about 1861
Frederiks, Viborg, Denmark


    Else Marie Knudmine Kjeldsen


    Johannes Jung


World Events (7)

1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

Age 11

The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.

Age 13

Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy. A two-chamber parliament is established.
1868 · Magasin Du Nord

Age 32

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

Danish, Norwegian, and German: patronymic from a personal name derived from Old Norse Knútr meaning ‘knot’ (Danish Knud, Norwegian Knut, German Knuth). This was a Danish royal name, Latinized as Canutus.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Kjeld Knudsen in entry for Else Marie Knudmine Kjeldsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Kjeld Knudsen in entry for Else Marie Knudsine Kjaldsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Kjeld Knudsen in entry for Else Marie Knudsine Kjaldsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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