Jens Mogensen Munch

about 1664–about 1718 (Age 54)
Bodilsker, Bornholm, Denmark

The Life of Jens

When Jens Mogensen Munch was born about 1664, in Bodilsker, Bornholm, Denmark, his father, Mogens Jensen Munch, was 47 and his mother, Karen Pedersdatter, was 39. He married Maren Sorensdatter on 7 April 1700, in Åkirkeby, Bornholm, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died about 1718, in Åkirkeby, Bornholm, Denmark, at the age of 54, and was buried in Åkirkeby, Bornholm, Denmark.

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Jens Mogensen Munch
Maren Sorensdatter
Marriage: 7 April 1700
Mogens Jensen Munch
Karen Jensdatter Munch
Mads Jensen Munch
Anne Jensdatter Munch

Spouse and Children

7 April 1700
Åkirkeby, Bornholm, Denmark


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World Events (2)

1701 · Oldest Naval Academy in the World

Age 37

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

Age 49

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.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Mogens, Danish form of Magnus .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jens Mognsson Munk, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Jens Munch in entry for Anna Jensen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Jens Mogensen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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