Jørgen Jensen

8 January 1759–23 July 1840
Tamstrup, Torslev, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Jørgen

When Jørgen Jensen was christened on 8 January 1759, in Tamstrup, Torslev, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Jens Skram Jørgensen, was 38 and his mother, Johanne Pedersdatter, was 39. He married Anne Nielsdatter on 1 November 1801, in Hørby, Hørby, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Torslev, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark in 1834. He died on 23 July 1840, in Tamstrup, Torslev, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark, at the age of 81, and was buried in Torslev, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark.

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Jørgen Jensen
Anne Nielsdatter
Marriage: 1 November 1801
Jens Jorgensen
Johanne Jorgensen
Johanne Marie Jorgensen
Niels Christian Joergensen
Peder Christian Jørgensen
Peder Jensen

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1 November 1801
Hørby, Hørby, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark


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World Events (7)

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1776 · Kongens Klub

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1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

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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)

  • Jørgen Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • Jørgen Jørgensen in entry for Anne Nielsdatter, "Denmark, Probate Indexes, 1674-1851"
  • Jorgen Jensen in entry for Peder Christian Jorgensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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