Elen Johanne Jensen

3 May 1818–5 April 1879 (Age 60)
Asker, Akershus, Norway

The Life of Elen Johanne

When Elen Johanne Jensen was born on 3 May 1818, in Asker, Akershus, Norway, her father, Jens Olsen, was 30 and her mother, Kirstine Pedersdatter, was 27. She had at least 1 son with Lars Svendsen. She died on 5 April 1879, in her hometown, at the age of 60, and was buried in Asker, Akershus, Norway.

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Lars Svendsen
Elen Johanne Jensen
Jens Larsen

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World Events (8)

1825 · Sloopers

Age 7

First organized group of emigrants to leave Norway. First emigration to America began with the Sloopers who left in an undersized sloop “Restauration” sailed from Stavanger, Norway on July 4th, 1825.
1825 · Sondre Norheim

Age 7

Birth of Sondre Norheim. Emigrated in 1884 with his wife and children and settled in North Dakota. Norwegian skier and pioneer of modern skiing. He is known as the father of Telemark skiing. He made important innovations in skiing technology by designing new equipment.
1843 · Edvard Grieg

Age 25

Birth year of renown musical composer and pianist. Born in Bergen, Norway. Musical composer and pianist whose music is known worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions brought the music of Norway to develop a national identity,

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)

  • Elen Johanne Jensdatter in entry for Elen Lovise, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Elen Jensdatter in entry for Jens, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Elen Johanne Jensdr in entry for Soren, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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