Hedevig Jensen

Brief Life History of Hedevig

When Hedevig Jensen was born on 29 December 1840, in Harridslev, Sejlstrup, Denmark, her father, Jens Pedersen, was 43 and her mother, Karen Larsdatter, was 34. She married Jorgen Christian Nielsen on 13 November 1857, in Harridslev, Sejlstrup, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 29 November 1907, in Harridslev, Vennebjerg, Hjørring, Denmark, at the age of 66.

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Jorgen Christian Nielsen
Hedevig Jensen
Marriage: 13 November 1857
Niels Christian Jorgensen
Ane Kirstine Jorgensen
Karen Margrethe Jorgensen
Maren Kirstine Jorgensen
Elene Jorgensen
Niels Jorgensen
Jens Jørgensen
Amalie Jørgensen
Kirstine Jørgensen
Niels Jørgensen

Sources (47)

  • Hedevig Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1890"
  • Birth Record
  • Hedevig Jensdr, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"

World Events (4)

1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

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1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.

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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