Jens Christian Mortensen

30 August 1838–
Sindbjerglund, Sindbjerg, Vejle, Denmark

The Life of Jens Christian

When Jens Christian Mortensen was born on 30 August 1838, in Sindbjerglund, Sindbjerg, Vejle, Denmark, his father, Morten Christian Sorensen, was 29 and his mother, Karen Jensdatter Baggesgaard, was 21. He married Anders Magdalene Mortensen in 1867. He lived in Sindbjerg, Nørvang, Vejle, Denmark for about 20 years and Vejle, Denmark in 1901.

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Jens Christian Mortensen
Anders Magdalene Mortensen
Marriage: 1867

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World Events (6)

1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

Age 9

The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.

Age 11

Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy. A two-chamber parliament is established.

Age 76

World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Morten ( see Martin 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jens Christian Mortensen in household of Morten Christian Sørensen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
  • Jens Christian Mortensen, "Denmark Census, 1901"
  • Jens Christian Mortensen in household of Morten Christian Sorensen, "Denmark Census, 1840"

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