Karen Margrethe Dessau

11 March 1906–4 April 1996 (Age 90)

The Life of Karen Margrethe

When Karen Margrethe Dessau was born on 11 March 1906, her father, Martin Dessau, was 41 and her mother, Ellen Margrete Salomonsen, was 24. She married Adam Borge Bendix on 19 February 1927, in Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. She lived in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1916 and Gentofte, Copenhagen, Denmark in 1930. She died on 4 April 1996, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Adam Borge Bendix
Karen Margrethe Dessau
Marriage: 19 February 1927

Spouse and Children

19 February 1927
Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Parents and Siblings

    Martin Dessau


    Ellen Margrete Salomonsen




World Events (7)


Age 8

World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

Age 11

The United States take possession of the Virgin Islands. The islands are purchased from Denmark for $25 million the year before.

Age 33

Denmark signs 10-year non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany.

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Sources (3)

  • Karen Margrete Dessan in household of Kartin Dessan, "Denmark Census, 1916"
  • Karen Margrete Bendix in household of Adam Børge Bendix, "Denmark Census, 1930"
  • Karen Margrethe Dessau, "Denmark, Copenhagen City, Civil Marriages, 1739-1964, Index 1877-1964"

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