Morten Jensen

Brief Life History of Morten

When Morten Jensen was born in 1776, his father, Jens Mortensen, was 33 and his mother, Maren Jensdatter, was 32. He married Mette Michelsen on 6 December 1805, in Vrensted, Børglum, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 30 January 1836, in Saltum, Hvetbo, Hjørring, Denmark, at the age of 60, and was buried in Saltum, Saltum, Hvetbo, Hjørring, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Morten Jensen
1776–1836
Mette Michelsen
1780–1861
Marriage: 6 December 1805
Thomas Mortensen
1806–1844
Ane Marie Mortensen
1808–
Michel Mortensen
1811–
Michel Mortensen
1813–
Anne Mortensdatter
1816–
Maren Mortensdatter
1821–1869

Sources (18)

  • Morten Jensen Berdtbjerg, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • Morten Jensen, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Morten Larsen in entry for Anne Mortensdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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World Events (7)

1776 · Kongens Klub

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

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.

1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis

Det Classenske Fideicommis is a Danish charitable foundation formed by the industrialist Major General Johan Frederik Classen after he left behind his wealth and possessions in his will to help alleviate poverty and misery to those in the country. Today, it grants around 2 million kroner annually to those in need.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Holger, Einer, Jorgen, Bent, Knud, Per, Ove, Morten.

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a shortened form of Johannes (see John ). This is the most frequent surname in Denmark. In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variant Jenssen . Compare Jenson 2 and Johnson .

English: variant of Jennison .

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

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