Chresten Jensen

1760–Male
Elling, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Chresten

Chresten Jensen was born in 1760 as the son of Jens Jensen. He married Anne Kirstine Sørensen on 14 October 1785, in Elling, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Chresten Jensen
1760–
Anne Kirstine Sørensen
1744–1807
Marriage: 14 October 1785
Else Marie Christensdatter
1815–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 October 1785
Elling, Hjørring, Denmark
children

(1)

    Else Marie Christensdatter

    Female1815–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Jens Jensen

    MaleMale

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 2

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 16

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.
1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis

Age 32

Det Classenske Fideicommis is a Danish charitable foundation formed by the industrialist Major General Johan Frederik Classen after he left behind his wealth and possessions in his will to help alleviate poverty and misery to those in the country. Today, it grants around 2 million kroner annually to those in need.

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)

  • Christen Jensen in entry for Else Marie Christensdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Christen Jensen in entry for Else Marie Christensdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Christen Jensen and family in 1787 and 1801 Danish Census.

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