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
1840–1924
Mette Marie Christensen
1858–1937
Marriage: about 1880
Inger Christine Jensen
1882–1895
Jens Christian Jensen
1885–1886
Thora Jensen
1887–1891
Hans Peter Frederik Christiansen Vilbrand
1888–
Dorthea Jensen
1890–1967
Thorval W'm. Christensen
1895–1904
Anna Fransiska Johanne Christiansen Vilbrand
1895–
Marie HansineDorthee Christiansen Vibrand
1900–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1880
Vangså, Thisted, Viborg, Denmark
children

(8)

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Parents and Siblings

    Peder Rasmussen

    Male1804–Male

    Karen Kirstine Jensdatter

    Female1791–Female

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1846

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.
1863

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.

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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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