Johan Christensen

2 August 1831–
Røgen, Skanderborg, Denmark

The Life of Johan

When Johan Christensen was born on 2 August 1831, in Røgen, Skanderborg, Denmark, his father, Kristen Johansen, was 29 and his mother, Bodil Pedersdatter, was 38. He married Karen Jensen on 23 October 1860, in Skanderborg, Denmark. He lived in Gjern, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark for about 21 years.

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Johan Christensen
Karen Jensen
Marriage: 23 October 1860

Spouse and Children

23 October 1860
Skanderborg, Denmark

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World Events (7)

1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

Age 16

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 18

Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy. A two-chamber parliament is established.
1868 · Magasin Du Nord

Age 37

Magasin is a Danish chain of department stores that was founded in 1868 in Copenhagen and still exists today. They can be found in Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, and the UK.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Johan Christensen in household of Bodil Pedersdatter, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • Johan Christensen in household of Christen Johansen, "Denmark Census, 1855"
  • Johan Christensen in household of Christen Johansen, "Denmark Census, 1845"

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