Jens Jensen

1742–17 October 1762 (Age 20)
Åker, Bornholm, Denmark

The Life of Jens

When Jens Jensen was born in 1742, in Åker, Bornholm, Denmark, his father, Jens Matthisen Rørum, was 28 and his mother, Johanna Adsersdatter, was 27. He died on 17 October 1762, in his hometown, at the age of 20.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Jens Matthisen Rørum
1714–1756
Johanna Adsersdatter
1715–1762
Ellen Jensdatter
1740–1780
Jens Jensen
1742–1744
Jens Jensen
1742–1762
Gundel Jensen
1744–1745
Gundel Jensdatter
1745–
Ole Jensen
1748–1748
Margrete Jensen
1749–
Johanne Jensen
1751–1754
Kirsten Jensen
1753–
Johanne Jensdatter
1755–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (3)

1742 · Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

Age 0

The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters is a non-governmental science Academy founded in 1742 for the purpose of advancements of science in Denmark.
1744 · Hirschholm Palace

Age 2

Hirschholm Palace was a royal palace located in present-day Horsholm municipality just north of Copenhagen. It was one of the finest buildings of its time and became known as the Versailles of the North. It developed a bad reputation in connection with its role in the affair between Johann Friedrich Struensee and Queen Caroline Mathilda in the 1770s. After that it fell into disrepair and was demolished in 1809.
1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 20

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.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Death record for Jens Jensen
  • Birth record for Jens Jensen

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.