Jens Jorgensen

23 July 1850–
Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Jens

When Jens Jorgensen was born on 23 July 1850, in Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Jorgen Christensen, was 31 and his mother, Mariane Jensdatter, was 35. He lived in Dronninglund, Dronninglund, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark in 1855 and Dronninglund, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark in 1860.

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Jorgen Christensen
Mariane Jensdatter
Jens Peter Jorgensen
Marie Jorgensen
Christen Jorgensen
Ane Johanne Jørgensdatter
Jens Jorgensen
Christine Jorgensen

Parents and Siblings


    Mariane Jensdatter




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World Events (6)

1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

Age 9

The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.
1859 · Copenhagen Zoo

Age 9

The Copenhagen Zoo was founded in 1859 and is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. It was founded by a ornithologist named Niels Kjaebolling and the first animals that were at the opening were eagles, chickens, ducks, owls, rabbits, a fox, a seal and a turtle. The oldest building still is in use as a stable for the yak exibit. It is open everyday from 9:00am to 8:00pm (20:00).

Age 64

World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian (Jørgensen), and North German (Jörgensen): patronymic from the personal name Jörgen, a vernacular form of Greek Geōrgios ( see George ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jens Jorgensen in household of Jorgen Christensen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
  • Jens Jørgensen in household of Jørgen Christensen, "Denmark Census, 1855"
  • Jens Jørgensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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