Anna Jensen

15 September 1773–
Denmark

The Life of Anna

When Anna Jensen was born on 15 September 1773, in Denmark, her father, Jens Bendtson, was 26 and her mother, Karen Jansdatter, was 33.

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Family Time Line

Jens Bendtson
1747–1803
Karen Jansdatter
1740–
Jan Jensen
1770–1836
Anna Jensen
1772–
Anna Jensen
1773–
Bendt
1775–1775

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (7)

1776 · Kongens Klub

Age 3

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.
1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

Age 16

The Old Artillery Barracks was the first of three barracks to be established in the Christianshavn district of Copenhagen. They were converted into barracks for the Artillery in 1789 and were used until 1923. Today, they have been converted into apartments and are listed for everyone.
1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

Age 32

The Christianso Lighthouse is one of Denmark's oldest lighthouses and the first to have a flashing light. It was built on the island of Christianso in the northern Baltic Sea.

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 (2)

  • Anna, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Anna Bendtsson, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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