Jens Jensen

17 December 1853–16 October 1924 (Age 70)
Dåstrup, Roskilde, Denmark

The Life Summary of Jens

When Jens Jensen was born on 17 December 1853, in Dåstrup, Roskilde, Denmark, his father, Jens Jensen, was 24 and his mother, Johanne Hansen, was 23. He married Johanna Larson on 1 January 1875, in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1857 and lived in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States in 1910 and Cache, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 16 October 1924, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Hyrum City Cemetery, Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jens Jensen
Johanna Larson
Marriage: 1 January 1875
Joseph Jensen
Amanda Hannah Jensen
Edith Mary Jensen
Hilda Victoria Jensen
Clara Cecelia Jensen
Victor James Jensen
Alice Laurene Jensen
Harvey Donald Jensen
Phyllis Jensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1875Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Logan is Founded
    Age 6
    "\""During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \""\""Logan\""\"" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"""
    Age 10
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 19
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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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    Story Highlight

    JENSEN, Jens/James Jensen and Hannah Larson Jensen Memories as Told by Their Grandchildren

    MY GRANDPARENTS--JAMES AND HANNAH JENSEN by Leon James Jensen Grandpa and Grandma Jensen had been born in the Scandinavian countries. I have always considered them to …

    Sources (33)

    • BIRTH & CHRISTENING: Jens Jensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
    • James Jensen, "United States Census, 1920"
    • James Jensen in entry for Alice S. Danielsen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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