Christen Jensen

2 November 1819–4 April 1864 (Age 44)
Hvejsel, Vejle, Denmark

The Life of Christen

When Christen Jensen was born on 2 November 1819, in Hvejsel, Vejle, Denmark, his father, Jens Pedersen, was 49 and his mother, Ane Kathrine Nielsdatter, was 31. He married Jacobine Hansdatter on 2 April 1846, in Hvejsel, Vejle, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Hvejsel, Nørvang, Vejle, Denmark in 1855. He died on 4 April 1864, in Hvejsel, Vejle, Denmark, at the age of 44, and was buried in Hvejsel, Vejle, Denmark.

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Christen Jensen
Jacobine Hansdatter
Marriage: 2 April 1846
Ane Christensen Bjerregaard
Jakobine Christensen Bjerregaard

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    Jacobine Hansdatter


2 April 1846
Hvejsel, Vejle, Denmark


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World Events (5)

1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

Age 10

Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.
1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

Age 28

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 30

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

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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Sources (3)

  • Christen Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1855"
  • Christen Jensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Kristen Jensen in entry for Jens Kristensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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