When Jacob Thomasen Hede was born on 5 May 1858, in Otting, Skivehus, Denmark, his father, Thomas Laustsen, was 44 and his mother, Inger Nielsdatter, was 30. He married Sine Gudiksen on 19 October 1886, in Krejbjerg, Viborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Lem, Rødding, Viborg, Denmark in 1890 and Hindborg, Skive, Viborg, Denmark in 1916.
Some characteristic forenames: German Achim, Dietrich, Helmut, Volker.
German: topographic name for someone who lived on a heath, unprotected, open country, a variant of Heide .