Sophie Jensen

8 June 1838–
Korsør, Sankt Povls, Sorø, Denmark

The Life of Sophie

When Sophie Jensen was born on 8 June 1838, in Korsør, Sankt Povls, Sorø, Denmark, her father, Niels Jensen, was 32 and her mother, Ane Margrethe Carlsdatter, was 31. She lived in Slagelse, Sankt Peders, Sorø, Denmark in 1845 and Næstved, Næstved, Storstrøm, Denmark in 1850.

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Niels Jensen
Ane Margrethe Carlsdatter
Marie Cathrine Elisabeth Nielsen
Sophie Jensen
Carl Jensen
Jens Peder Jensen
Caroline Jensen

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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, 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)

  • Sophie Jensen in household of Niels Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1845"
  • Sophie Carlsen in household of Niels Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
  • Sophie Jensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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