Jens Jensen Vittrup

1740–10 February 1788 (Age 48)
Vridsted, Fjends, Viborg, Denmark

The Life Summary of Jens

Jens Jensen Vittrup was born in 1740, in Vridsted, Fjends, Viborg, Denmark. He married Johanne Pedersdatter on 20 October 1761, in Vroue, Fjends, Viborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 10 February 1788, in Vroue, Fjends, Viborg, Denmark, at the age of 48.

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Jens Jensen Vittrup
Johanne Pedersdatter
Marriage: 20 October 1761
Jens Jensen Vittrup
Anne Elsbeth Jensdatter Wittrup
Dorthe Jensdatter Vittrup
Kirsten Jensdatter Vittrup
Niels Jensen Vittrup

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 October 1761Vroue, Fjends, Viborg, Denmark
  • Children


    World Events (4)

    1742 · Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
    Age 2
    The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters is a non-governmental science Academy founded in 1742 for the purpose of advancements of science in Denmark.
    1744 · Hirschholm Palace
    Age 4
    Hirschholm Palace was a royal palace located in present-day Horsholm municipality just north of Copenhagen. It was one of the finest buildings of its time and became known as the Versailles of the North. It developed a bad reputation in connection with its role in the affair between Johann Friedrich Struensee and Queen Caroline Mathilda in the 1770s. After that it fell into disrepair and was demolished in 1809.
    1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)
    Age 22
    The Old City Hall was built in 1762 and served as the city hall until 1912. the Hall was modelled after the City Hall that was destroyed in the Copenhagen Fire in 1795. Today the building is used only for ceremonial and representative purposes.

    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 (5)

    • Jens Jensen, "Denmark Census 1787"
    • Jens Wittrup in entry for Dorthe Jensen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"
    • Jens Wittrup in entry for Kiersten Jensen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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