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
Anne Hansdatter
Rasmus Jensen
Esben Jensen
Anna Jensen
Maren Jensen
Mette Jensdr
Mette Jensen
Hans Jensen (Infant)
Hans Jensen

Spouse and Children


    Anne Hansdatter




    Rasmus Jensen


    Esben Jensen


    Anna Jensen


    Maren Jensen


    Mette Jensdr


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Parents and Siblings



+10 More Children

World Events (5)


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.

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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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