Jacob Jensen

25 October 1746–6 December 1816 (Age 70)
Horsens, Aalborg, Den.

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Jensen was born on 25 October 1746, his father, Jens Jensen, was 44 and his mother, Karen Olufsdatter, was 28. He married Johanne Jensen about 1775, in Horsens, Ålborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 6 December 1816, at the age of 70, and was buried in Horsens, Ålborg, Denmark.

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Jacob Jensen
Johanne Jensen
Marriage: about 1775
Gertrud Jacobsen
Gertrud Jacobsen
Jens Jacobsen
Jens Jacobsen
Johanne Marie Jacobsdatter

Spouse and Children

about 1775
Horsens, Ålborg, Denmark


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World Events (6)

1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 16

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.
1776 · Kongens Klub

Age 30

The club was founded in 1776 by former members of Drejer's Club. It was initially known as Fich's Club. The latter name was a reference to Gottlieb Schreck who had purchased the House in 1775. He had adapted the interior to be used by the club. The club initially had 25 members but in 1778 the number of members had grown to 80. On 16 November 1782, the club was granted permission to use the name Kongens Klub (Royal Club). The club soon became a meeting place for members of the higher middle class.
1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

Age 43

The Old Artillery Barracks was the first of three barracks to be established in the Christianshavn district of Copenhagen. They were converted into barracks for the Artillery in 1789 and were used until 1923. Today, they have been converted into apartments and are listed for everyone.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a reduced form of Johannes ( see John ). This is Denmark's most frequent surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jakob Jensen in entry for Johanne Jensdtr, "Denmark Burials, 1640-1917"
  • Jakob Jensen family - Census 1801 - Ålborg, Kær, Horsens
  • Jens Jacobsen - Christening - 1783 - Horsens

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