Jens Rasmussen

1728–23 April 1786 (Age 58)
Ørslev, Præstø, Denmark

The Life of Jens

When Jens Rasmussen was born in 1728, in Ørslev, Præstø, Denmark, his father, Rasmus Jensen, was 32 and his mother, Bodil Hansdatter, was 33. He married Karen Hansdatter on 31 July 1780, in Kirkerup, Sømme, Copenhagen, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 23 April 1786, at the age of 58, and was buried in Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Jens Rasmussen
1728–1786
Anne Hansdatter
1724–1793
Rasmus Jensen
1753–
Esben Jensen
1757–1758
Anna Jensen
1759–
Maren Jensen
1762–1767
Mette Jensdr
1765–
Mette Jensen
1767–1831
Hans Jensen (Infant)
1769–1769
Hans Jensen
1772–

Spouse and Children

    Male1728–1786Male

    Anne Hansdatter

    Female1724–1793Female

children

(8)

    Rasmus Jensen

    Male1753–Male

    Esben Jensen

    Male1757–1758Male

    Anna Jensen

    Female1759–Female

    Maren Jensen

    Female1762–1767Female

    Mette Jensdr

    Female1765–Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(15)

+10 More Children

World Events (5)

1729

Age 1

Greenland becomes Danish province.
1730 · Danish Asia Company

Age 2

The Danish Asiatic Company was a trading company established to revive the dwindling Danish trade with the East Indies and China. It was taken over by the Danish government in 1772 and continued to run until around 1843.
1744 · Hirschholm Palace

Age 16

Hirschholm Palace was a royal palace located in present-day Horsholm municipality just north of Copenhagen. It was one of the finest buildings of its time and became known as the Versailles of the North. It developed a bad reputation in connection with its role in the affair between Johann Friedrich Struensee and Queen Caroline Mathilda in the 1770s. After that it fell into disrepair and was demolished in 1809.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, German, and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Erasmus ( see Rasmus ).

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

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

My brother Noel Brent"Bunt""Heavy" Rupp

Brother Brent was my closest in age and friendship. Born Noel Brent Rupp on December 4th 1947. He was a little on the stalky side so he inherited the nickname "Bunt" and all his brothers called him th …

Sources (3)

  • Jens Rasmusen in entry for Hans, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Jens Rasmusen in entry for Mette, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Jens Rasmusen in entry for Esben Rasmusen, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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