Jens Pedersen

16 May 1836–15 February 1913 (Age 76)
Århus, Denmark

The Life of Jens

When Jens Pedersen was born on 16 May 1836, in Århus, Denmark, his father, Peder Sorensen, was 33 and his mother, Karen Sørensdatter, was 35. He married Maren Mikkelsdatter on 29 March 1859, in Vitten, Århus, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Vitten, Sabro, Århus, Denmark for about 10 years. He died on 15 February 1913, in Vitten, Århus, Denmark, at the age of 76, and was buried in Vitten, Århus, Denmark.

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Jens Pedersen
Maren Mikkelsdatter
Marriage: 29 March 1859
Karen Marie Jensen
Jens Peter Jensen
Ole "C" Jensen
Peder Mikkel Jensen
Marius Annton Jensen
Christine Oline Marie Jensen

Spouse and Children

29 March 1859
Vitten, Århus, Denmark


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World Events (4)

1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

Age 11

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 13

Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy. A two-chamber parliament is established.
1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

Age 23

The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.

Name Meaning

Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from Peter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jens Pedersen, "Denmark Census, 1870"
  • Jens Pedersen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
  • Jens Pedersen in entry for Marius Anton Jensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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