Christen Jensen

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

The Life of Christen

When Christen Jensen was born on 24 December 1831, in Skanderborg, Denmark, his father, Jens Christensen, was 31 and his mother, Ane Jensdatter, was 32. He married Johanna Johannasdotter on 30 March 1858. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Tvilum, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark for about 11 years and Søby, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark in 1860. He died on 4 September 1884, in Søby, Skanderborg, Denmark, at the age of 52.

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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

30 March 1858


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Maren Jensen


    Peder Jensen


    Kirsten Marie Jensdatter


    Kirsten Marie Jensen


+9 More Children

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

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)

  • Christan Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
  • Christen Jensen in household of Jens Christensen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • Christen Jensen in household of Jens Christensen, "Denmark Census, 1840"

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