Jens Mortensen

about 1724–
Klemensker, Bornholm, Denmark

The Life of Jens

When Jens Mortensen was born about 1724, in Klemensker, Bornholm, Denmark, his father, Morten Hansen Kjøller, was 38 and his mother, Gertrud Pedersdatter, was 28.

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Family Time Line

Morten Hansen Kjøller
1686–1763
Gertrud Pedersdatter
1696–1764
Peder Mortensen
1718–
Karen Mortensen
1722–
Jens Mortensen
1724–
Kirsten Mortensen Kjoller
1727–
Kirstine Mortensdatter
1727–1773
Peder Mortensen
1728–1815
Jens Mortensen Kjoller
1733–1786
Anne Mortensen Kjoller
1736–
Hans Mortensen Kjoller
1729–
Karen Mortensen Kjoller
1729–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (3)

1729

Age 5

Greenland becomes Danish province.
1730 · Danish Asia Company

Age 6

The Danish Asiatic Company was a trading company established to revive the dwindling Danish trade with the East Indies and China. It was taken over by the Danish government in 1772 and continued to run until around 1843.
1737 · Meyercrones Stiftelse

Age 13

Meyercrones Stiftelse was founded by the widow of Henning de Meyercrone after he had served as Danish envoy in France. Christiane Meyercrone, Henning's widow, managed the property until her death in 1738. Her niece became the new manager of the foundation and arranged for its charter to be written in 1830. The original, small building was replaced by a larger building in 1933.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Morten ( see Martin 1).

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

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