Jens Pedersen

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

The Life Summary 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
Anne Kirstine Christiansdatter
Marriage: 4 February 1815
Ane Kathrine Jensdatter
Else Kirstine Jensdatter
Ane Margrethe Jensdatter
Thomas Christian Jensen
Niels Jensen Urbrand
Mette Jensdatter
Niels Christian Jensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 February 1815Ørum, Hassing, Thisted, Denmark
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    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Niels, Bjorn, Knud, Nils, Anders, Jorgen, Egil, Einer, Knut, Peer.Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Peder (see Peter ). This surname is also found in northern Germany. Compare Petersen 2 and Peterson 1.English: variant of Peterson .

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

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    Sources (28)

    • Jens Pedersen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
    • Jens Pedersen in entry for Trouls Jensen Lolland and Karen Jensdr, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916"
    • Jens Pedersen in entry for Mogens Jensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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