Jens Jacobsen

31 May 1753–
Hørby, Børglum, Denmark

The Life of Jens

When Jens Jacobsen was born on 31 May 1753, in Hørby, Børglum, Denmark, his father, Jacob Svendsen, was 38 and his mother, Kirsten Mortensdatter, was 27. He married Kirsten Nielsdatter on 11 November 1782, in Volstrup, Børglum, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Jens Jacobsen
Caren Thomasdatter
Marriage: 12 April 1784
Karen Jensen
Jacob Jensen
Christian Jensen
Kirsten Marie Jensdatter
Maren Jensen
Thomas Jensen
Karen Jensen

Spouse and Children

12 April 1784
Voer, Børglum, Denmark


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Svend Jacobsen



    Mette Jacobsdatter


    Karen Jacobsdatter


    Mette Jacobsdatter


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 9

The Old City Hall was built in 1762 and served as the city hall until 1912. the Hall was modelled after the City Hall that was destroyed in the Copenhagen Fire in 1795. Today the building is used only for ceremonial and representative purposes.
1776 · Kongens Klub

Age 23

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 36

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.

Name Meaning

Dutch, Danish, North German, and Norwegian: patronymic from Jacob .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jens Jacobsen, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Jens Jacobsen Schovsgaard, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Jens Jacobsen, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"

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