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
Mette Jensen Kemp
Marriage: 8 November 1867
Bodil Nikoline Ottesen Hammer
Kristiane Ottesen Hammer
Jens Peder Ottesen Hammer
Jens Christian Ottosen Hammer
Søren Ottosen Hammer

Spouse and Children

8 November 1867
Hjerk, Viborg, Denmark


Parents and Siblings

    Jens Christensen Kempe





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.

Age 4

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

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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