Gjertrud Olsdatter

Female17 January 1799–13 July 1839

Brief Life History of Gjertrud

When Gjertrud Olsdatter was born on 17 January 1799, in Vigsnæs, Ålholm, Denmark, her father, Oluf Hansen Borsen, was 37 and her mother, Anna Jacobsdatter, was 29. She married Peder Jensen on 11 March 1832, in Vigsnæs, Ålholm, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Vigsnæs, Musse, Maribo, Denmark in 1834. She died on 13 July 1839, at the age of 40.

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Family Time Line

Peder Jensen
Gjertrud Olsdatter
Marriage: 11 March 1832
Ole Pedersen

Sources (6)

  • Gjertud Olesdatter in household of Per Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • Gjertrud Olesdr, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Gjertrud Olesdatter in entry for Ole Peersen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 March 1832Vigsnæs, Ålholm, Denmark
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (5)

    1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

    Age 6

    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 9

    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 15

    Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.

    Name Meaning

    from gēr, gār ‘spear’ + þrūþ ‘strength’; the name of two famous 13th-century nuns of the Cistercian Abbey of Helfta near Eisleben, whose spiritual writings had a great influence.

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

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