Christen Sorensen

about 1743–9 February 1829 (Age 86)
Vejlby, Odense, Denmark

The Life of Christen

Christen Sorensen was born about 1743, in Vejlby, Odense, Denmark. He married Dorthe Nielsdatter on 22 March 1769, in Vejlby, Odense, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 9 February 1829, in his hometown, at the age of 86, and was buried in Vejlby, Odense, Denmark.

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Christen Sorensen
Dorthe Nielsdatter
Marriage: 22 March 1769
Niels Christensen
Kirsten Christensdatter
Kirsten Christensdatter

Spouse and Children

22 March 1769
Vejlby, Odense, Denmark


World Events (7)

1744 · Hirschholm Palace

Age 1

Hirschholm Palace was a royal palace located in present-day Horsholm municipality just north of Copenhagen. It was one of the finest buildings of its time and became known as the Versailles of the North. It developed a bad reputation in connection with its role in the affair between Johann Friedrich Struensee and Queen Caroline Mathilda in the 1770s. After that it fell into disrepair and was demolished in 1809.
1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 19

The Old City Hall was built in 1762 and served as the city hall until 1912. the Hall was modelled after the City Hall that was destroyed in the Copenhagen Fire in 1795. Today the building is used only for ceremonial and representative purposes.
1776 · Kongens Klub

Age 33

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.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian (Sørensen): patronymic from the personal name Søren ( see Soren ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Christen Sórensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Christen Sorensen, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Christen Sorensen in entry for Niels Christensen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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