Karen Pedersdatter

27 April 1817–22 November 1892 (Age 75)
Frederiksværk, Frederiksborg, Denmark

The Life Summary of Karen

When Karen Pedersdatter was born on 27 April 1817, in Frederiksværk, Frederiksborg, Denmark, her father, Peder Jørgensen, was 27 and her mother, Karen Jensdatter, was 23. She married Hans Larsen on 4 November 1837, in Melby, Kronborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Melby, Strø, Frederiksborg, Denmark for about 15 years. She died on 22 November 1892, in Newton, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Newton Cemetery, Newton, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hans Larsen
Karen Pedersdatter
Marriage: 4 November 1837
Karen Margrethe Hansdatter
Ane Kirstine Hansdatter
Christian Hansen Larsen
Laurentze Hansen Larsdatter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 November 1837Melby, Kronborg, Denmark
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1818 · Danmarks Nationalbank
    Age 1
    Danmarks Nationalbank is the central bank of the Kingdom of Denmark and serves as an independent and credible institution that issues the krone, the Danish currency. The bank undertakes all functions related to the management of the Danish central-government debt.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    Age 29
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    equivalent of Katherine . It was first introduced to the English-speaking world by Scandinavian settlers in America; it has been used in Britain only since the 1940s, but had become very popular by the 1960s.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

    Story Highlight

    Life Story and Research on Karen Pedersen or Petersen

    Karen was the second child of eight born to her father's family. She was born in Frederiksvaerk (Vinderod Parish) which is different from any of the other children. Her marriage and confirmation rec …

    Sources (35)

    • Maren Kirstine Jørgensdatter in household of Lars Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
    • Karen Petersen in entry for Christian H. Larsen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Karen Pedersdatter in household of Hans Larsen, "Denmark Census, 1845"

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