Mads Christensen

1774–1 February 1831 (Age 57)
Hjerting, Ribe, Denmark

The Life of Mads

When Mads Christensen was born in 1774, in Hjerting, Ribe, Denmark, his father, Christen Madsen, was 33 and his mother, Anne Nielsdatter, was 26. He married Maren Madsdatter on 12 February 1808, in Guldager, Riberhus, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 1 February 1831, in Tobøl, Hjerting, Ribe, Denmark, at the age of 57, and was buried in Guldager, Riberhus, Denmark.

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Mads Christensen
Maren Madsdatter
Marriage: 12 February 1808
Ane Johanne Madsdatter
Christen Madsen
Ane Madsdatter
Kjersten Madsdatter
Gertrud Madsdatter
Ane Lene Madsen
Mads Madsen
Ane Lene Madsdatter

Spouse and Children

12 February 1808
Guldager, Riberhus, Denmark


    Ane Johanne Madsdatter


    Christen Madsen


    Ane Madsdatter




+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Christen Madsen


    Anne Nielsdatter





    Mads Christensen



    Mette Kristine Christensdatter


    Gjertrud Christensdatter


+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1776 · Kongens Klub

Age 2

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.
1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

Age 15

The Old Artillery Barracks was the first of three barracks to be established in the Christianshavn district of Copenhagen. They were converted into barracks for the Artillery in 1789 and were used until 1923. Today, they have been converted into apartments and are listed for everyone.
1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis

Age 18

Det Classenske Fideicommis is a Danish charitable foundation formed by the industrialist Major General Johan Frederik Classen after he left behind his wealth and possessions in his will to help alleviate poverty and misery to those in the country. Today, it grants around 2 million kroner annually to those in need.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mads Christensen in entry for Kirsten Madsdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Mads Christensen in entry for Ane Lene, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Mads Christensen in entry for Christen Madsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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