Christen Jensen

18 November 1813–15 April 1876 (Age 62)
Skanderborg, Denmark

The Life 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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Family Time Line

Christen Jensen
1813–1876
Maren Jensen
1833–1906
Marriage: 4 August 1857
Ida Marie Christensen Winther
1857–1917
Jens Christensen Winther
1859–1917
Christensen
1861–1861
Jens Peter Christensen
1863–
Karen Christensen
1865–1867
Christensen
1870–1870

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 August 1857
Balle, Silkeborg, Denmark
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Jens Pedersen

    Male1777–Male

    Maren Christensen

    Female1775–Female

siblings

(6)

    Ane Jensen

    Female1803–Female

    Mette Marie Jensen

    Female1804–Female

    Maren Jensen

    Female1806–Female

    Peder Jensen

    Male1809–Male

    Male1813–1876Male

+1 More Child

World Events (5)

1814

Age 1

Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.
1818 · Danmarks Nationalbank

Age 5

Danmarks Nationalbank is the central bank of the Kingdom of Denmark and serves as an independent and credible institution that issues the krone, the Danish currency. The bank undertakes all functions related to the management of the Danish central-government debt.
1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

Age 34

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

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a reduced form of Johannes ( see John ). This is Denmark's most frequent surname.

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

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Sources (3)

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

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