Lars Jensen

Bindslev, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Lars

When Lars Jensen was born in 1754, in Bindslev, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Jens Larsen Melsen, was 34 and his mother, Mette Svendsdatter, was 30. He married Maren Hoyer on 24 July 1788, in Bindslev, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters.

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Lars Jensen
Maren Hoyer
Marriage: 24 July 1788
Frederike Laurentse Melsen
Catherine Marie Melsen
Catrine Marie Larsen

Spouse and Children


    Maren Hoyer


24 July 1788
Bindslev, Hjørring, Denmark


    Frederike Laurentse Melsen


    Catherine Marie Melsen


    Catrine Marie Larsen


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 8

The Old City Hall was built in 1762 and served as the city hall until 1912. the Hall was modelled after the City Hall that was destroyed in the Copenhagen Fire in 1795. Today the building is used only for ceremonial and representative purposes.
1776 · Kongens Klub

Age 22

The club was founded in 1776 by former members of Drejer's Club. It was initially known as Fich's Club. The latter name was a reference to Gottlieb Schreck who had purchased the House in 1775. He had adapted the interior to be used by the club. The club initially had 25 members but in 1778 the number of members had grown to 80. On 16 November 1782, the club was granted permission to use the name Kongens Klub (Royal Club). The club soon became a meeting place for members of the higher middle class.
1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

Age 35

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.

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)

  • Lars Melsen in entry for Maren Høyer, "Denmark, Probate Indexes, 1674-1851"
  • Lars Melsen in entry for Maren Hoyen, "Denmark, Probate Indexes, 1674-1851"
  • KB Bindslev sogn 1688-1809

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