Christen Jensen Bodker

Brief Life History of Christen

Christen Jensen Bodker was born about 1661, in Thisted, Viborg, Denmark as the son of Jens Bodker. He married Zidsel Jensdatter in 1691, in Klitten, Nordjylland, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He died in 1742, in Hundborg, Hundborg, Thisted, Denmark, at the age of 82, and was buried in Hundborg, Hundborg, Thisted, Denmark.

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Christen Jensen Bodker
Zidsel Jensdatter
Marriage: 1691
Christen Christensen Bødcher
Michel Christensen Bodker
Christen Jensen
Anders Christensen Bodker

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  • Christen Bodker in entry for Sidsel Jensdatter, "Denmark Burials, 1640-1917"

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World Events (4)

1701 · Oldest Naval Academy in the World

The Royal Danish Naval Academy was established in 1701 to educate then commission all officers into the Royal Danish Navy. It is the oldest, still-existing, officers' academy in the world.

1713 · Royal Danish Military Academy

The Royal Danish Military Academy educated and commissioned all officers for the Royal Danish Army. The Military Academy function was initiated in 1713 by request of King Frederick IV on inspiration from the Naval Academy.


Greenland becomes Danish province.

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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