Karen Kirstine Jensen

Female24 October 1839–18 August 1907

Brief Life History of Karen Kirstine

When Karen Kirstine Jensen was born on 24 October 1839, in Povlsker, Bornholm, Denmark, her father, Jens Andersen, was 39 and her mother, Valborg Kirstine Clausdatter, was 31. She married Morten Laurentius Pedersen on 5 November 1873, in Povlsker, Bornholm, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Povlsker, Sønder, Bornholm, Denmark for about 51 years. She died on 18 August 1907, in Nexø, Bornholm, Denmark, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Morten Laurentius Pedersen
Karen Kirstine Jensen
Marriage: 5 November 1873
Johanne Kirstine Pedersen
En Dødfødt Pige Pedersen
Peder Andreas Pedersen
Karen Marie Pedersen
Lars Kristian Pedersen

Sources (20)

  • Karen Kristine Pedersen, "Denmark Census, 1901"
  • Karen Kristine Jensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Johanne Pedersen in household of Morten Laurentsius Pedersen, "Denmark Census, 1870"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 November 1873Povlsker, Bornholm, Denmark
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (4)

    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

    Age 8

    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 10

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

    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

    Age 20

    The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Holger, Einer, Jorgen, Bent, Knud, Per, Ove, Morten.

    Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a shortened form of Johannes (see John ). This is the most frequent surname in Denmark. In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variant Jenssen . Compare Jenson 2 and Johnson .

    English: variant of Jennison .

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

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