Jens Christian Jensen

13 August 1840–21 January 1924 (Age 83)
Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Jens Christian

When Jens Christian Jensen was born on 13 August 1840, in Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Peder Rasmussen, was 36 and his mother, Karen Kirstine Jensdatter, was 49. He married Mette Marie Christensen about 1880, in Vangså, Thisted, Viborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Vester Skerninge, Sallinge, Svendborg, Denmark for about 15 years. He died on 21 January 1924, in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Jens Christian Jensen
Mette Marie Christensen
Marriage: about 1880
Inger Christine Jensen
Jens Christian Jensen
Thora Jensen
Hans Peter Frederik Christiansen Vilbrand
Dorthea Jensen
Thorval W'm. Christensen
Anna Fransiska Johanne Christiansen Vilbrand
Marie HansineDorthee Christiansen Vibrand

Spouse and Children

about 1880
Vangså, Thisted, Viborg, Denmark


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Peder Rasmussen


    Karen Kirstine Jensdatter




World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

Age 7

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 23

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a reduced form of Johannes ( see John ). This is Denmark's most frequent surname.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jens Krist Pedersen in household of Peder Rasmussen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
  • Jens Christian Pedersen in household of Peder Rasmussen, "Denmark Census, 1845"
  • Niels Christian Jesnen in entry for Jens Christian Jensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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