Jens Andersen Bech

1687–August 1763 (Age 76)
Klemensker, Bornholm, Denmark

The Life of Jens Andersen

When Jens Andersen Bech was born in 1687, in Klemensker, Bornholm, Denmark, his father, Anders Hansen Bech, was 27 and his mother, Boel Jensen, was 24. He married Barbra Haagensdatter about 1719, in Klemensker, Bornholm, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He died in August 1763, in Rutsker, Bornholm, Denmark, at the age of 76, and was buried in Rutsker, Bornholm, Denmark.

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Jens Andersen Bech
Barbra Haagensdatter
Marriage: about 1719
Anders Jensen
Bendte Jensdatter Bech
Anders Jensen Bech
Bodil Jensdatter Bech
Bendte Jensdatter Bech
Bodil Jensdatter Bech
Barbara Jensdatter Bech
Haagen Jensen Bech
Jens Jensen Bech
Ellen Jensdatter Bech
Niels Jensen
Ellen Jensdatter Bech
Niels Jensen Bech

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about 1719
Klemensker, Bornholm, Denmark


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World Events (5)

1701 · Oldest Naval Academy in the World

Age 14

The Royal Danish Naval Academy was established in 1701 to educate then commission all officers into the Royal Danish Navy. It is the oldest, still-existing, officers' academy in the world.
1713 · Royal Danish Military Academy

Age 26

The Royal Danish Military Academy educated and commissioned all officers for the Royal Danish Army. The Military Academy function was initiated in 1713 by request of King Frederick IV on inspiration from the Naval Academy.

Age 42

Greenland becomes Danish province.

Name Meaning

1 Danish and Norwegian: unexplained.2 German: metonymic occupational name for a pitch gatherer and/or tar maker, from Middle High German pech ‘pitch’, ‘tar’ ( see Pech ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jens Bech in entry for Anders Jensen, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Jens Bech in entry for Niels Jensen, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Jens Brech in entry for Niels Jensen, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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