Laurs Jensen

9 October 1768–
Rakkeby, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Laurs

When Laurs Jensen was christened on 9 October 1768, in Rakkeby, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Jens Christensen, was 48 and his mother, Inger Hansdr, was 37.

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Family Time Line

Jens Christensen
1720–1789
Inger Hansdr
1730–1812
Anne Jensdr
1753–1837
Kirsten Jensen
1755–
Christen Jensen
1757–
Hans Jensen
1760–
Niels Jensen
1762–1781
Jasper Jensen
1765–
Laurs Jensen
1768–

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World Events (3)

1776 · Kongens Klub

The club was founded in 1776 by former members of Drejer's Club. It was initially known as Fich's Club. The latter name was a reference to Gottlieb Schreck who had purchased the House in 1775. He had adapted the interior to be used by the club. The club initially had 25 members but in 1778 the number of members had grown to 80. On 16 November 1782, the club was granted permission to use the name Kongens Klub (Royal Club). The club soon became a meeting place for members of the higher middle class.
1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

The Old Artillery Barracks was the first of three barracks to be established in the Christianshavn district of Copenhagen. They were converted into barracks for the Artillery in 1789 and were used until 1923. Today, they have been converted into apartments and are listed for everyone.
1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis

Det Classenske Fideicommis is a Danish charitable foundation formed by the industrialist Major General Johan Frederik Classen after he left behind his wealth and possessions in his will to help alleviate poverty and misery to those in the country. Today, it grants around 2 million kroner annually to those in need.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a reduced form of Johannes ( see John ). This is Denmark's most frequent surname.

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

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  • Laurs Jensen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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