Christen Jensen

Brief Life History of Christen

When Christen Jensen was born on 18 November 1813, in Skanderborg, Denmark, his father, Jens Pedersen, was 36 and his mother, Maren Christensen, was 38. He married Maren Jensen on 4 August 1857, in Balle, Silkeborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Balle, Hids, Viborg, Denmark for about 30 years. He died on 15 April 1876, in Balle, Silkeborg, Denmark, at the age of 62, and was buried in Balle, Hids, Viborg, Denmark.

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Christen Jensen
Maren Jensen
Marriage: 4 August 1857
Ida Marie Christensen Winther
Jens Christensen Winther
Jens Peter Christensen
Karen Christensen

Sources (22)

  • Chresten Jensen Winther, "Denmark Census, 1870"
  • Christen Jensen in entry for Else Kirstine Christensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Christiane Jensen in household of Jens Pedersen, "Denmark Census, 1840"

World Events (5)


Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.


County reestablished in 1824

1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Holger, Einer, Jorgen, Bent, Knud, Per, Ove, Morten.

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a shortened form of Johannes (see John ). This is the most frequent surname in Denmark. In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variant Jenssen . Compare Jenson 2 and Johnson .

English: variant of Jennison .

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

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