Jens Christensen

8 September 1847–5 September 1933 (Age 86)
Ginnerup, Djurs Nørre, Randers, Denmark

The Life of Jens

When Jens Christensen was born on 8 September 1847, in Ginnerup, Djurs Nørre, Randers, Denmark, his father, Christen Andersen, was 29 and his mother, Pouline Jensdatter, was 23. He married Eliza Salmon on 2 May 1895, in York, York, Nebraska, United States. He lived in Seward, Nebraska, United States for about 5 years and Baker Township, York, Nebraska, United States in 1900. He died on 5 September 1933, in York, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in York, York, Nebraska, United States.

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Jens Christensen
Eliza Salmon
Marriage: 2 May 1895

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2 May 1895
York, York, Nebraska, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 2

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

Age 20

Nebraska is the 37th state.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 23

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James C Anderson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Anderson, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"
  • Jens Christensen Greve in household of Christen Andersen Greve, "Denmark Census, 1860"

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