Jens Peter Jensen

Brief Life History of Jens Peter

As a young man, Jens Peter Jensen traveled to the United States with his sister Inger Marie and his brother-in-law Niels Christian Anderson. Jens Peter Jensen worked as a blacksmith in Minnesota and boarded with his sister and her husband.

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Family Time Line

Jens Peter Jensen
Johanne Andersdatter
Marriage: 5 July 1881
Jensine Christine Johanne Jensen
Jens Christian Jensen
Adolf Johan Jensen
Poul Kristian Jensen
Inger Marie Jensen
Niels Peter Jensen

Sources (18)

  • Jens Peter Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1916"
  • Jens Peter Jensen, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Jens Peter Jensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

World Events (6)

1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.

1859 · Copenhagen Zoo

The Copenhagen Zoo was founded in 1859 and is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. It was founded by a ornithologist named Niels Kjaebolling and the first animals that were at the opening were eagles, chickens, ducks, owls, rabbits, a fox, a seal and a turtle. The oldest building still is in use as a stable for the yak exibit. It is open everyday from 9:00am to 8:00pm (20:00).


World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Holger, Einer, Jorgen, Bent, Knud, Per, Ove, Morten.

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a shortened form of Johannes (see John ). This is the most frequent surname in Denmark. In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variant Jenssen . Compare Jenson 2 and Johnson .

English: variant of Jennison .

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

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