Jens Olsen

from 1773 to 1775–
Jenslev, Bramsnæs, Roskilde, Denmark

The Life Summary of Jens

When Jens Olsen was born from 1773 to 1775, in Jenslev, Bramsnæs, Roskilde, Denmark, his father, Ole Jensen, was 42 and his mother, Ane Mogensen, was 41. He married Karen Nielsen on 24 April 1870.

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Jens Olsen
1773–
Karen Nielsen
Marriage: 24 April 1870

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World Events (7)

1776 · Kongens Klub
Age 3
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 16
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.
1805 · Christianso Lighthouse
Age 32
The Christianso Lighthouse is one of Denmark's oldest lighthouses and the first to have a flashing light. It was built on the island of Christianso in the northern Baltic Sea.

Name Meaning

1 Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Olaf, Olav (Old Norse Óláfr, Ólafr, variant Óleifr, earlier Anleifr, from proto-Scandinavian elements meaning ‘ancestor’ + ‘heir’, ‘descendant’). Olaf has always been one of the most common Scandinavian names; it continued to be popular in the Middle Ages, in part as a result of the fame of St. Olaf, King of Norway, who brought Christianity to his country c.1030 . This surname, the second most common in Norway, is also established in England, notably in the Newcastle upon Tyne area.2 German (Ölsen): habitational name from any of several places so named, in Saxony, Brandenburg, and the Rhineland.

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

Possible Related Names

Ohlsen
Ohlsson
Olesen
Oleson
Oliff
Olofson
Olson
Olsson

Sources (5)

  • Jens Olsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Jens, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Jens Olsen, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916"

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