Jens Christensen

about 1668–10 November 1748 (Age 80)

The Life of Jens

Jens Christensen was born about 1668, in Denmark as the son of Christen Marrigaard and Johanne Nielsdr. He married Anne Clemmensdatter in 1705, in Mosbjerg, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 10 November 1748, at the age of 80, and was buried in Hjørring, Denmark.

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Jens Christensen
Anne Clemmensdatter
Marriage: 1705
Clemen Jensen
Kirsten Christensen

Spouse and Children

Mosbjerg, Hjørring, Denmark


Parents and Siblings

    Christen Marrigaard


    Johanne Nielsdr




World Events (4)

1701 · Oldest Naval Academy in the World

Age 33

The Royal Danish Naval Academy was established in 1701 to educate then commission all officers into the Royal Danish Navy. It is the oldest, still-existing, officers' academy in the world.
1713 · Royal Danish Military Academy

Age 45

The Royal Danish Military Academy educated and commissioned all officers for the Royal Danish Army. The Military Academy function was initiated in 1713 by request of King Frederick IV on inspiration from the Naval Academy.

Age 61

Greenland becomes Danish province.

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 (2)

  • Jens Christenson in entry for Kirsten Christenson, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Jens Christensen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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