Christen Jensen

Brief Life History of Christen

When Christen Jensen was born on 12 December 1847, in Vedskølle, Tjæreby, Vester Flakkebjerg, Sorø, Denmark, his father, Jens Nielsen, was 42 and his mother, Ane Pedersdatter, was 40. He married Karen Pedersdatter on 28 July 1872, in Tjæreby, Korsør, Denmark. He lived in Tjæreby, Vester Flakkebjerg, Sorø, Denmark for about 61 years and Tjæreby, Korsør, Denmark in 1930.

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Christen Jensen
Karen Pedersdatter
Marriage: 28 July 1872

Sources (13)

  • Kristen Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1930"
  • Christen Jensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Christen Jensen in household of Jens Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1855"

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World Events (6)


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

1850 · Translation of the Book of Mormon into Danish

Erastus Snow and Peter Hansen translated the Book of Mormon into Danish after six months of being in the country. This translation was the first full translation of the Book of Mormon into another language, after English.


World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

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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