Christen Clausen

1804–1838 (Age 34)
Nørre Tranders, Ålborg, Denmark

The Life of Christen

When Christen Clausen was born in 1804, in Nørre Tranders, Ålborg, Denmark, his father, Claus Christian Schønning, was 37 and his mother, Kirsten Peistrup Kristensen, was 31. He married Johanne Willadsdatter on 17 August 1826, in Nørre Tranders, Ålborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Nørre Tranders, Fleskum, Ålborg, Denmark in 1834. He died on 25 November 1838, in Nørre Tranders, Ålborg, Denmark, at the age of 34, and was buried in Nørre Tranders, Ålborg, Denmark.

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Christen Clausen
Johanne Willadsdatter
Marriage: 17 August 1826
Kirstine Christensdatter Clausen
Anders Christensen
Ane Johanne Christensdr
Christensen Clausen
Claudemine Christensdr

Spouse and Children

17 August 1826
Nørre Tranders, Ålborg, Denmark


    Kirstine Christensdatter Clausen


    Anders Christensen


    Ane Johanne Christensdr


    Christensen Clausen


    Claudemine Christensdr


Parents and Siblings



World Events (5)

1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

Age 1

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 4

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 10

Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.

Name Meaning

Dutch, North German, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Claus , a reduced form of Nikolaus ( see Nicholas ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Christen Clausen in household of Claus Christensen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • Christen Clausen in entry for Udøbt Clausen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Christen Clausen in entry for Udøbt Clausen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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