Christen Jensen

24 December 1831–4 September 1884 (Age 52)
Tvilum, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark

The Life Summary of Christen

When Christen Jensen was born on 24 December 1831, in Tvilum, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark, his father, Jens Christensen, was 31 and his mother, Ane Jensdatter, was 32. He married Johanna Johannasdotter on 30 March 1858, in Skannerup, Skannerup, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Søby, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark for about 20 years. He died on 4 September 1884, in Møgelby, Søby, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark, at the age of 52, and was buried in Søby, Søby, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark.

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Christen Jensen
Johanna Johannasdotter
Marriage: 30 March 1858
Jens Blak Jensen
Johannes Emil Jensen
Magnus Jensen
Anton Jensen
Christen Jensen
Frederik Jensen
Ane Marie Jensdatter
Frederik Jensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 March 1858Skannerup, Skannerup, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark
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    World Events (3)

    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
    Age 16
    The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.
    Age 18
    Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy. A two-chamber parliament is established.
    1868 · Magasin Du Nord
    Age 37
    Magasin is a Danish chain of department stores that was founded in 1868 in Copenhagen and still exists today. They can be found in Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, and the UK.

    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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    Sources (38)

    • Christen Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1880"
    • Christan Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
    • Christen Jensen, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916"

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