This family, originally from Thuringia in southern German spred to Denmark by the 15th century. The line accounted for here is the Danish one only, and exclused the German and Dutch lines which are supposedly still extant. The Danish line begins with Sivert van Mehlen, baron of Wiensack, Thuringia, who had issue a son, Heinrich van Mehlen, married Marie N.N. They had issue as follows:
1. Hans van Mehlen, arried in Denmark 1477 with Queen Christine, married Margrethe Bertramsdatter von Loben.
1.1. Hans van Mehlen, known 1510-1539, said to have been killed by his own servant, married Ellen Pallesdatter Ulfeld.
1.1.1. Palle van Mehlen, known 1515, buried 6 December 1576 at Kjerteminde church, married 1554 Anne Lauridsdatter Knob (born 1531 at Gjerdser, died 5 December 1580 at Lundsgaard, buried 17 February 1581 at Kjertminde).
188.8.131.52. Hans van Mehlen, known 1583, died 31 August 1609, married 28 August 1603 at Fritzø to Emerentze Pedersdatter (Baden; born 11 August 1587 at Fritzø).
184.108.40.206. Thale, married 28 July 1588 at Valsø to Johan Urne (buried 15 August 1519).
220.127.116.11. Agathe, married 1stly 16 October 1586 to Markor Jensen Rodsteen; married 2ndly Mogens Kaas (Sparre-K.) til Aas.
18.104.22.168. Ellen, died 20 November 1587 during a banquet at Koldinghus in the presence of the Queen, buried 1 January 1588 at Kjerteminde church.
22.214.171.124. Sidsel, died 31 July 1592 at Østrup, buried 7 September 1592, married 19 July 1590 at Østrup to Morten Skinkel (born 29 September 1547 at Østrup, died about 1617).
1.2. Hr. Bernt van Mehlen, was part of the Danish invasion of Sweden in 1520, but later won the favour of Gustavus Vasa and served him until 1524, when he went into exile and eventually settled in Wolffenbüttel in the 1540:s. He died after 1570, married 1stly 1523 Margareta Eriksdotter (Vasa); married 2ndly a baroness von Werberg.
1.3. Jørgen van Mehlen, killed at the battle of Øxnebjerg.
1.4. Henrik van Mehlen, known 1520-24, followed his brother Bernt to Germany.
1.5. Sivert van Mehlen, killed in battle 6 April 1520 at Uppsala, Sweden.
1.6. Conrad van Mehlen, known 1518-1534, lived in Denmark.
2. Bernt van Mehlen.
3. Conrad van Mehlen.
There were two other members of this family present at the same events, a Wulff van Mehlen, who was present when Stockholm was handed over by the Danes to Gustavus Vasa in 1523, and a Vilhelm van Mehlen, who served Gustavus Vasa 1524.
Return to Index of Names