Jens Clausen

about 1749–1 April 1810
Ove, Hindsted, Ålborg, Denmark

The Life of Jens

When Jens Clausen was born about 1749, his father, Claus Jonnsen, was 31 and his mother, Mrs Claus Jonnsen, was 39. He married Maren Christensdatter on 16 September 1783, in Valsgård, Hindsted, Ålborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Barsbøl, Ove, Hindsted, Ålborg, Denmark in 1801. He was buried in Ove, Hindsted, Ålborg, Denmark.

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Jens Clausen
Maren Christensdatter
Marriage: 16 September 1783
Inger Marie Jensdatter
Hans Jensen
Christen Jensen
Claus Jensen
Niels Jensen
Kirsten Jensdatter
Ane Marie Jensen
Jens Christian Jensen
Karen Jensdatter
Dorthe Jensen

Spouse and Children


    Maren Christensdatter


16 September 1783
Valsgård, Hindsted, Ålborg, Denmark


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Claus Jonnsen


    Mrs Claus Jonnsen




World Events (6)

1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 13

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

Age 27

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

Age 40

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

Dutch, North German, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Claus , a reduced form of Nikolaus ( see Nicholas ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jens Clausen in entry for Karen Jensdtr, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Jens Clausen in entry for Karen Jensdtr, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Jens Clausen in entry for Anne Marie Jensdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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