Jens Jensen

1 March 1856–
Hammer, Ålborg, Denmark

The Life of Jens

When Jens Jensen was born on 1 March 1856, his father, Jens Thomsen Jensen, was 25 and his mother, Else Margrethe Knudsdatter, was 25. He lived in Hammer, Kær, Ålborg, Denmark in 1860.

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Jens Thomsen Jensen
Else Margrethe Knudsdatter
Jens Jensen
Lund Krestian Jensen
Thomas Marius Jensen
Carl Jensen
Johanne Marie Jensen
Maren Jensen
Jens Laurits Jensen

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World Events (7)

1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

Age 3

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.
1859 · Copenhagen Zoo

Age 3

The Copenhagen Zoo was founded in 1859 and is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. It was founded by a ornithologist named Niels Kjaebolling and the first animals that were at the opening were eagles, chickens, ducks, owls, rabbits, a fox, a seal and a turtle. The oldest building still is in use as a stable for the yak exibit. It is open everyday from 9:00am to 8:00pm (20:00).

Age 58

World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

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 Jensen in household of Jens Thomsen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
  • Jens Jensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Jens Jensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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