Karen Kirsten Pedersen

21 May 1819–30 October 1903 (Age 84)
Holmstrup, Dragsholm, Denmark

The Life Summary of Karen Kirsten

When Karen Kirsten Pedersen was born on 21 May 1819, in Holmstrup, Dragsholm, Denmark, her father, Peder Nielsen, was 28 and her mother, Ane Marie Pedersdatter, was 21. She married Jens Christian Larsen on 22 October 1847, in Drøsselbjerg, Kalundborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Løve, Gierslev, Sæbygård, Denmark in 1850 and Havrebjerg, Løve, Holbæk, Denmark in 1855. She died on 30 October 1903, in Vernon, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Vernon, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jens Christian Larsen
Karen Kirsten Pedersen
Marriage: 22 October 1847
Jorgen Pedersen
Mary Mittie Larsen
Anne Christine Larsen
Hans Peter Larsen
Lars Peder Larsen
Niels Peter Larsen
Ane Kirstine Larsen
Karen Sophia Larsen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 October 1847Drøsselbjerg, Kalundborg, Denmark
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 8
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark
    Age 10
    Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.
    Age 27
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Niels, Bjorn, Knud, Nils, Anders, Jorgen, Egil, Einer, Knut, Peer.Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Peder (see Peter ). This surname is also found in northern Germany. Compare Petersen 2 and Peterson 1.English: variant of Peterson .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Karen Kristen (Christina) Pedersen Larsen

    Christina was born May 27, 1819, in Holmstrup, Holbalk, Denmark, Daughter of Anne Petersen and Peder Nielsen. She married Jens Larsen of Bastrup, Toelstang, Holbalk, Denmark. They came to the U …

    Sources (56)

    • Karen Kirstine Pedersdatter, "Denmark Census, 1855"
    • Karen Kirstine Pedersdatt in household of Niels Larsen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
    • Karen Kirstine Pedersdr, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916"

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