Jorgen Hansen

21 September 1755–28 June 1798
Agedrup, Odense, Denmark

The Life of Jorgen

When Jorgen Hansen was christened on 21 September 1755, in Agedrup, Odense, Denmark, his father, Hans Nielsen, was 56 and his mother, Maren Hansen, was 40. He married Mrs Jørgen Hansen about 1767, in Bromme, Sorø, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 28 June 1798, in Bromme, Sorø, Denmark, at the age of 42.

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Jorgen Hansen
Anne Kirstine Nielsen
Marriage: 7 December 1777
Johanne Jørgensen
Neils Jørgensen
Johanna Sofie Jorgensen
Kirsten Jørgensdatter
Christen Jørgensen
Christen Jørgensen
Sidse Jorgensen

Spouse and Children

7 December 1777
Munke Bjergby, Sorø, Denmark


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World Events (4)

1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

The Old City Hall was built in 1762 and served as the city hall until 1912. the Hall was modelled after the City Hall that was destroyed in the Copenhagen Fire in 1795. Today the building is used only for ceremonial and representative purposes.
1776 · Kongens Klub

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

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.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Hans .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jorgen Hansen in entry for Rasmus, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Jorgen Hansen in entry for Niels, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Jorgen Hansen in entry for Peder Hansen, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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