Jens Jensen

27 March 1844–
Rakkeby, Børglum, Denmark

The Life Summary of Jens

When Jens Jensen was born on 27 March 1844, in Rakkeby, Børglum, Denmark, his father, Jens Peder Jensen Steenberg, was 26 and his mother, Ane Elisabeth Pedersdatter, was 31. He had at least 1 son with Else Kristine Johansen. He lived in Rakkeby, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark for about 45 years.

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Jens Jensen
Else Kristine Johansen
Karl Kristian Martinus Severin Jensen

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World Events (6)

1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
Age 3
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 5
Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy. A two-chamber parliament is established.
Age 70
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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Sources (9)

  • Jens Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1890"
  • Jens Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1880"
  • Jens Jensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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