Jens Jensen

about 1792–4 July 1845 (Age 53)
Aasted, Hjorring, Denmark

The Life of Jens

When Jens Jensen was born about 1792, in Åsted, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Jens Andersen Borup, was 58 and his mother, Johanne Cathrine Jensdatter, was 54. He married Inger Johanne Nielsen on 28 November 1824, in Hallund, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Åsted, Horns, Hjørring, Denmark for about 5 years. He died on 4 July 1845, in Åsted, Hjørring, Denmark, at the age of 53.

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Family Time Line

Jens Jensen
Inger Johanne Nielsen
Marriage: 28 November 1824
Johanne Cathrine Jensdatter
Nina Marie Jensen
Jens Jensen
Niels Christian Jensen
Christian Peter Jensen
Frederich Jensen Borup

Spouse and Children

28 November 1824
Hallund, Hjørring, Denmark


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Jens Andersen Borup


    Johanne Cathrine Jensdatter





    Anne Dorothea Jensen


    Christen Jensen


World Events (5)

1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis

Age 0

Det Classenske Fideicommis is a Danish charitable foundation formed by the industrialist Major General Johan Frederik Classen after he left behind his wealth and possessions in his will to help alleviate poverty and misery to those in the country. Today, it grants around 2 million kroner annually to those in need.
1794 · Stibo

Age 2

The Stibo Group was founded in 1794 by Niels Lund as a printing company. Today, The Stibo Group provides information management and print technology software for business operations.
1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn

Age 16

Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn, The Cross of Honour of the Order of the Dannebrog, is an award connected to the Danish Order of the Dannebrog. The cross was instituted by King Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway on June 28, 1808 and was named Dannebrogsmendenes Haederstegn until 1952. The award is given to any Dane who has provided a service to Denmark through a noble deed. The cross is considered an additional recognition if awarded to someone who is already a holder of the Order.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a reduced form of Johannes ( see John ). This is Denmark's most frequent surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jens Jensen Borup, "Denmark Census, 1845"
  • Jens Jensen Borup, "Denmark Census, 1840"
  • Jens Jensen in entry for Niels Christian Jensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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