Poul Jensen

Hvidbjerg, Refs, Thisted, Denmark

The Life of Poul

Poul Jensen was born in 1720, in Hvidbjerg, Refs, Thisted, Denmark. He married Cecil Jepsdatter on 12 January 1747, in Thisted, Tapdrup, Viborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Poul Jensen
Cecil Jepsdatter
Marriage: 12 January 1747
Jens Poulsen Wang

Spouse and Children

12 January 1747
Thisted, Tapdrup, Viborg, Denmark


World Events (8)


Age 9

Greenland becomes Danish province.
1730 · Danish Asia Company

Age 10

The Danish Asiatic Company was a trading company established to revive the dwindling Danish trade with the East Indies and China. It was taken over by the Danish government in 1772 and continued to run until around 1843.
1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 42

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.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Poul Jensen, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Poul Jensen in entry for Giertrud, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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