Jens Christian Beck

6 December 1824–
Kolding, Vejle, Denmark

The Life of Jens Christian

When Jens Christian Beck was born on 6 December 1824, in Kolding, Vejle, Denmark, his father, Johann Frederik Beck, was 34 and his mother, Kirstine Marie Køhlert, was 23. He married Anne Kirstine Knudsen on 21 May 1858, in Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Jerne, Ribe, Denmark for about 10 years and Nordby, Skast, Ribe, Denmark in 1901.

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Family Time Line

Jens Christian Beck
Anne Kirstine Knudsen
Marriage: 21 May 1858
Christina Wilhelmina Beck
Dankwast Valdemar Bech
Axel Emanuel Bech
Christian Arnold Beck
Joseph Alfred Beck
Marie Magdalene Beck
Thyra Katarine Beck

Spouse and Children

21 May 1858
Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark


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World Events (7)

1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

Age 5

Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.
1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

Age 23

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.
1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

Age 35

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

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived beside a stream, from northern Middle English bekke ‘stream’ (Old Norse bekkr).2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in northern France, for example Bec Hellouin in Eure, named with Old Norman French bec ‘stream’, from the same Old Norse root as in 1.3 English: probably a nickname for someone with a prominent nose, from Middle English beke ‘beak (of a bird)’ (Old French bec).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jens Christian Beck, "Denmark Census, 1890"
  • Jens Christian Beck, "Denmark Census, 1901"
  • Jens Christian Bech in household of Elisabet Velhemine Augusta Schrøder, "Denmark Census, 1880"

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