Mette Jensen Kemp

22 November 1845–31 July 1936 (Age 90)
Vejby, Rødding, Viborg, Denmark

The Life of Mette Jensen

When Mette Jensen Kemp was born on 22 November 1845, in Vejby, Rødding, Viborg, Denmark, her father, Jens Christensen Kempe, was 39 and her mother, Bodil Andersdatter, was 28. She married Otto Jensen Hammer on 8 November 1867, in Hjerk, Viborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Dølby, Hindborg, Viborg, Denmark for about 16 years and Dollerup, Nørlyng, Viborg, Denmark in 1911. She died on 31 July 1936, in Skive, Viborg, Denmark, at the age of 90, and was buried in Skive, Viborg, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Otto Jensen Hammer
1843–1910
Mette Jensen Kemp
1845–1936
Marriage: 8 November 1867
Bodil Nikoline Ottesen Hammer
1868–1938
Kristiane Ottesen Hammer
1870–1954
Jens Peder Ottesen Hammer
1872–1935
Jens Christian Ottosen Hammer
1875–1952
Søren Ottosen Hammer
1880–1963

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 November 1867
Hjerk, Viborg, Denmark
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    Jens Christensen Kempe

    Male1806–1858Male

    Female1817–1875Female

siblings

(2)

World Events (4)

1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

Age 2

The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.
1849

Age 4

Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy. A two-chamber parliament is established.
1914

Age 69

World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Dutch, and North German: status name for a champion, Middle English and Middle Low German kempe. In the Middle Ages a champion was a professional fighter on behalf of others; for example the King's Champion, at the coronation, had the duty of issuing a general challenge to battle to anyone who denied the king's right to the throne. The Middle English word corresponds to Old English cempa and Old Norse kempa ‘warrior’; both these go back to Germanic campo ‘warrior’, which is the source of the Dutch and North German name, corresponding to High German Kampf .2 Dutch: metonymic occupational name for someone who grew or processed hemp, from Middle Dutch canep ‘hemp’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mette Jensen Hammer, "Denmark Census, 1890"
  • Mette Jensen in household of Jens Kyrning, "Denmark Census, 1855"
  • Mette Jensen in household of Jens Kjempe, "Denmark Census, 1850"

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