Mads Jensen

Male3 May 1731–January 1798

Brief Life History of Mads

When Mads Jensen was born on 3 May 1731, in Mygdal, Åstrup, Denmark, his father, Jens Stephansen, was 28 and his mother, Anne Madsen, was 24. He had at least 5 sons and 3 daughters with Catherine Nielsdatter. In 1787, at the age of 56, his occupation is listed as smed. He died in January 1798, at the age of 66, and was buried in Mygdal, Åstrup, Denmark.

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Mads Jensen
Catherine Nielsdatter
Maren Madsen
Margrethe Madsen
Jens Madsen
Niels Madsen
Søren Madsen
Niels Madsen
Hans Madsen
Margrethe Madsen

Sources (7)

  • Mads Jensen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Mads Smid in entry for Niels Madsen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Mads Jensen Smid in entry for Niels Madsen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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World Events (6)

1737 · Meyercrones Stiftelse

Age 6

Meyercrones Stiftelse was founded by the widow of Henning de Meyercrone after he had served as Danish envoy in France. Christiane Meyercrone, Henning's widow, managed the property until her death in 1738. Her niece became the new manager of the foundation and arranged for its charter to be written in 1830. The original, small building was replaced by a larger building in 1933.

1742 · Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

Age 11

The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters is a non-governmental science Academy founded in 1742 for the purpose of advancements of science in Denmark.

1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 31

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.

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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