Christen Sorensen

20 May 1807–10 February 1886 (Age 78)
Brenderup, Odense, Denmark

The Life of Christen

When Christen Sorensen was born on 20 May 1807, in Brenderup, Odense, Denmark, his father, Soren Knudsen, was 48 and his mother, Karen Jensdatter, was 36. He married Ane Jensen on 11 October 1818, in Ingstrup, Hjørring, Denmark. He lived in Sem, Onsild, Randers, Denmark in 1834 and Kettrup, Kettrup, Vester Han, Thisted, Denmark in 1840. He died on 10 February 1886, at the age of 78.

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Christen Sorensen
Antonnette Andreasdatter
Hannah Jensen
Christina Jensen
Soren Christian Jensen
Niels Christen Jensen
Karen Elfe Jensen

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World Events (7)

1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn

Age 1

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 7

Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.
1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian (Sørensen): patronymic from the personal name Søren ( see Soren ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Christen Andersen in household of Jens Christensen, "Denmark Census, 1840"
  • Jens Christian Sorens in entry for Soren Christian Jensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Jens Christian Jensen Kall in entry for Mette Marie Jensdatter, "Denmark Burials, 1640-1917"

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