Jens Christensen

3 April 1788–13 November 1869 (Age 81)
Torup, Frederiksborg, Denmark

The Life of Jens

When Jens Christensen was born on 3 April 1788, in Torup, Frederiksborg, Denmark, his father, Christen Larsen, was 58 and his mother, Ellen Larsdatter, was 30. He married Kirsten Olsdatter on 18 February 1814, in Torup, Frederiksborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Torup, Strø, Frederiksborg, Denmark for about 10 years and Kikhavn, Torup, Strø, Frederiksborg, Denmark in 1855. He died on 13 November 1869, in Lille Karlsminde, Torup, Frederiksborg, Denmark, at the age of 81, and was buried in Torup, Frederiksborg, Denmark.

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Jens Christensen
Kirsten Olsdatter
Marriage: 18 February 1814
Ane Kirstine Jensdatter
Ellen Cathrine Christensen
Christen Jensen Christensen
Ole Lars Jensen
Anne Jensdatter
Karen Jensdatter
Peder Jensen
Jens Nels Christensen
Karen Jensdatter
Johanne Jensdatter
Lars Jensen
Maren Kirstine Jensdatter

Spouse and Children

18 February 1814
Torup, Frederiksborg, Denmark


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World Events (8)

1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

Age 1

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

Age 4

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.

Age 26

Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.

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)

  • Jens Christensen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • Jens Christensen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • Jens Christensen, "Denmark Census, 1850"

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