Jens Christensen

19 July 1778–
Snedsted, Thisted, Denmark

The Life of Jens

When Jens Christensen was born on 19 July 1778, in Snedsted, Thisted, Denmark, his father, Christen Jensen, was 38 and his mother, Johanne Poulsen, was 37.

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Family Time Line

Christen Jensen
1740–
Johanne Poulsen
1741–
Niels Christensen
1773–1773
Poul Christensen
1776–
Jens Christensen
1778–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (6)

1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

Age 11

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.
1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis

Age 14

Det Classenske Fideicommis is a Danish charitable foundation formed by the industrialist Major General Johan Frederik Classen after he left behind his wealth and possessions in his will to help alleviate poverty and misery to those in the country. Today, it grants around 2 million kroner annually to those in need.
1814

Age 36

Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen .

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

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  • Birth of Jens Christensen1778
  • Jens Christensen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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