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, Sønderlyng, Viborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 8 June 1834, in Ørum, Sønderlyng, Viborg, Denmark, at the age of 68, and was buried in Ørum, Sønderlyng, Viborg, Denmark.
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 .