Gjertrud Andersen

Tranum, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Gjertrud

When Gjertrud Andersen was christened on 2 February 1759, in Tranum, Hjørring, Denmark, her father, Anders Iversen, was 35 and her mother, Kirsten Christensdatter, was 33. She married Niels Christensen on 2 October 1778. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 19 July 1829, in Hune, Hjørring, Denmark, at the age of 70, and was buried in Hune, Hjørring, Denmark.

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Gjertrud Andersen
Niels Christensen
Marriage: 2 October 1778
Maren Nielsen
Christen Nielsen
Mads Nielsen
Anders Nielsen
Anders Nielsen
Christen Nielsen
Christen Nielsen
Maren Kirstine Nielsen
Mette Catherine Nielsen
Jens Nielsen
Ole Nielsen

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2 October 1778


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World Events (8)

1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

The Old City Hall was built in 1762 and served as the city hall until 1912. the Hall was modelled after the City Hall that was destroyed in the Copenhagen Fire in 1795. Today the building is used only for ceremonial and representative purposes.
1776 · Kongens Klub

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

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.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Gjertrud Andersdatter in entry for Ole Nielsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Gertrud Andersdr in entry for Ole Nielsen, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Giertrud Andersdr in entry for Christen Nielsen, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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