Karen Pedersdatter

26 April 1801–21 February 1844 (Age 42)
Trælløse, Skelby, Præstø, Denmark

The Life of Karen

When Karen Pedersdatter was born on 26 April 1801, in Trælløse, Skelby, Præstø, Denmark, her father, Peder Hansen, was 32 and her mother, Mette Marie Pedersen, was 24. She married Mads Jensen on 10 December 1819. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Vallensved, Øster Flakkebjerg, Sorø, Denmark in 1840 and Stubberup, Assens, Fyn, Denmark in 1844. She died on 21 February 1844, in Skelby, Præstø, Denmark, at the age of 42.

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Family Time Line

Mads Jensen
Karen Pedersdatter
Marriage: 10 December 1819
Ane Sofie Madsen
Ane Sophie Madsen
Karen Marie Madsen
Jens Madsen
Hans Madsen
Hans Madsen
Karen Marie Madsen
Ane Sophie Madsdatter
Lars Madsen
Else Kirstine Madsdatter

Spouse and Children

10 December 1819


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World Events (5)

1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

Age 4

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 7

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.

Age 13

Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.

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Sources (3)

  • Karen Pedersdatter in household of Mads Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • Sidse Cathrine Olsdatter im Haushalt von Mads Jensen, „Denmark Census, 1850“
  • Karen Pedersdattr im Haushalt von Mads Jensen, „Denmark Census, 1834“

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