Jorgen Sorensen

20 November 1757–22 October 1807 (Age 49)
Grædstrup, Skanderborg, Denmark

The Life of Jorgen

When Jorgen Sorensen was born on 20 November 1757, in Vingum, Grædstrup, Skanderborg, Denmark, his father, Soren Rasmussen, was 56 and his mother, Ane Jensdatter, was 44. He married Kirsten Nielsdatter on 24 July 1787, in Vinding, Skanderborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 22 October 1807, in Vinding, Skanderborg, Denmark, at the age of 49, and was buried in Vinding, Skanderborg, Denmark.

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Jorgen Sorensen
Kirsten Nielsdatter
Marriage: 24 July 1787
Ane Jorgensen
Niels Jorgensen
Soren Jorgensen
Søren Jørgensen
Ane Cathrine Jorgensdatter
El Marie Jorgensen
Ele Marie Jorgensdatter
Sidsel Kirstine Jorgensdatter
Jens Jorgensen
Anders Jørgensen
Rasmus Jorgensen
Jorgen Jorgensen

Spouse and Children

24 July 1787
Vinding, Skanderborg, Denmark


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World Events (5)

1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 5

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

Age 19

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

Age 32

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jørgen Sørensen in entry for Jørgen Jørgensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Rasmus Rasmussen in entry for Mads Rasmussen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Jorgen Sorensen in entry for Jens Jorgensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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