Christen Simonsen

9 October 1729–2 July 1780
Åsted, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Christen

When Christen Simonsen was born on 9 October 1729, in Åsted, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Simon Jensen, was 47 and his mother, Anne Andersdatter, was 40. He married Magrethe Thomsdatter on 25 June 1751, in Åsted, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He was buried in Åsted, Hjørring, Denmark.

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Christen Simonsen
Magrethe Thomsdatter
Marriage: 25 June 1751
Peder Christensen

Spouse and Children

25 June 1751
Åsted, Hjørring, Denmark


Parents and Siblings




    Maren Simonsdatter



    Inger Simonsdatter


    Anne Simonsdatter


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World Events (5)

1730 · Danish Asia Company

Age 1

The Danish Asiatic Company was a trading company established to revive the dwindling Danish trade with the East Indies and China. It was taken over by the Danish government in 1772 and continued to run until around 1843.
1737 · Meyercrones Stiftelse

Age 8

Meyercrones Stiftelse was founded by the widow of Henning de Meyercrone after he had served as Danish envoy in France. Christiane Meyercrone, Henning's widow, managed the property until her death in 1738. Her niece became the new manager of the foundation and arranged for its charter to be written in 1830. The original, small building was replaced by a larger building in 1933.
1744 · Hirschholm Palace

Age 15

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.

Name Meaning

North German, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from Simon .

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

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