Jens Pedersen

27 April 1766–8 June 1834 (Age 68)
Hassing, Thisted, Denmark

The Life of Jens

Jens Pedersen was born on 27 April 1766 as the son of Peter Nielsen Bedsted and Anne Kirstine Nielsdatter. He married Ane Kathrine Mogensdatter in 1803, in Ørum, Thisted, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 8 June 1834, in Ørum, Hassing, Thisted, Denmark, at the age of 68, and was buried in Ørum, Thisted, Denmark.

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Jens Pedersen
Ane Kathrine Mogensdatter
Marriage: 1803
Mogens Jensen
Karen Kirstine Jensen
Karen Kirstine Jensdatter
Munel Jensen
Else Jensen

Spouse and Children

Ørum, Thisted, Denmark


    Mogens Jensen


    Karen Kirstine Jensen




    Else Jensen


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Peter Nielsen Bedsted


    Anne Kirstine Nielsdatter




World Events (7)

1776 · Kongens Klub

Age 10

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 23

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 26

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.

Name Meaning

Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from Peter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jens Pedersen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • Jens Pedersen in entry for Mogens Jensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Jens Pedersen in entry for Mogens Jensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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