Jens Christensen

1 May 1806–29 December 1869 (Age 63)
Tranget, Tårs, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Jens

When Jens Christensen was born on 1 May 1806, in Tranget, Tårs, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Christen Christensen, was 41 and his mother, Mette Johnstrup Laursdatter, was 32. He married Mette Marie Madsdatter on 10 March 1831, in Lendum, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Vrå, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark in 1845 and Torslev, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark for about 10 years. He died on 29 December 1869, in Torslev, Hjørring, Denmark, at the age of 63, and was buried in Torslev, Hjørring, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Jens Christensen
Mette Marie Madsdatter
Marriage: 10 March 1831
Christen Jensen
Mads Christian Jensen
Mette Marie Jensen
Poul Christian Christensen
Maren Jensen
Else Marie Jensen
Soren Nielsen Jessen
Christine Jensen
Mads Christian Jensen
Andreas Jensen
Niels Peter Jensen
Nielsine Jensen

Spouse and Children

10 March 1831
Lendum, Hjørring, Denmark


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World Events (7)

1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn

Age 2

Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn, The Cross of Honour of the Order of the Dannebrog, is an award connected to the Danish Order of the Dannebrog. The cross was instituted by King Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway on June 28, 1808 and was named Dannebrogsmendenes Haederstegn until 1952. The award is given to any Dane who has provided a service to Denmark through a noble deed. The cross is considered an additional recognition if awarded to someone who is already a holder of the Order.

Age 8

Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.
1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

Age 23

Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jens Christian Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1840"
  • Jens Christian Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1845"
  • Jens Christensen, "Denmark Census, 1840"

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