Niels Jensen

1 August 1748–before 1787 (Age 38)
Ingstrup, Hvetbo, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Niels

When Niels Jensen was born on 1 August 1748, in Ingstrup, Hvetbo, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Jens Christensen Homand, was 59 and his mother, Inger Madsdatter, was 41. He married Karen Svensdr on 1 October 1775. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He died before 1787, in Denmark, at the age of 37.

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Niels Jensen
Karen Svensdr
Marriage: 1 October 1775
Baby Nielsdatter
Sidsel Marie Nielsdatter

Spouse and Children

1 October 1775


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World Events (2)

1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 14

The Old City Hall was built in 1762 and served as the city hall until 1912. the Hall was modelled after the City Hall that was destroyed in the Copenhagen Fire in 1795. Today the building is used only for ceremonial and representative purposes.
1776 · Kongens Klub

Age 28

The club was founded in 1776 by former members of Drejer's Club. It was initially known as Fich's Club. The latter name was a reference to Gottlieb Schreck who had purchased the House in 1775. He had adapted the interior to be used by the club. The club initially had 25 members but in 1778 the number of members had grown to 80. On 16 November 1782, the club was granted permission to use the name Kongens Klub (Royal Club). The club soon became a meeting place for members of the higher middle class.

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)

  • Niels Jensen Kjettrup, "Denmark, Probate Indexes, 1674-1851"
  • KB Ingstrup sogn 1740-1813
  • Niels Jensen, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"

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