Gerhart Mortensen

2 March 1882–
Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Life of Gerhart

When Gerhart Mortensen was born on 2 March 1882, in Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, his father, Martinus Mortensen, was 26 and his mother, Ida Sophie Frederikke Johanna Hansen, was 27. He had at least 2 sons with Lydia Emilie Jensen. He lived in Middelfart, Vends, Odense, Denmark in 1916 and Middelfart, Odense, Denmark for about 9 years.

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Gerhart Mortensen
Lydia Emilie Jensen
Åge Martinus Mortensen
Willy Casper Mortensen

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    Åge Martinus Mortensen


    Willy Casper Mortensen


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+1 More Child

World Events (6)


Age 32

World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

Age 35

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

Age 63

Germany surrenders and occupation ends. Denmark recognizes Iceland's independence, which had been declared in 1944.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Morten ( see Martin 1).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Gerhard Mortensen, "Denmark Census, 1930"
  • Gerhard Mortensen, "Denmark Census, 1901"
  • Gerhardt Martensen, "Denmark Census, 1906"

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