Jens Knudsen

Brief Life History of Jens

When Jens Knudsen was born in 1786, in Gudum, Slagelse, Sorø, Denmark, his father, Knud Knudsen, was 33 and his mother, Anne Margrethe Christensdatter, was 28. He married Karen Frederiksdatter on 26 October 1821, in Bringstrup, Ringsted, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 31 July 1856, in Gyrstinge, Alsted, Sorø, Denmark, at the age of 70, and was buried in Gyrstinge, Alsted, Sorø, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Jens Knudsen
1786–1856
Karen Frederiksdatter
1794–1878
Marriage: 26 October 1821
Knud Jensen
1822–1874
Ane Sophie Jensen
1825–1825
Karen Jensdatter
1828–
Ane Sophie Jensen
1831–1906
Frederik Jensen
1834–1900
Peder Jensen
1837–
Anne Marie Jensen
1840–1907

Sources (43)

  • Jens Knudsen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
  • Jens Knudsen, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Jens Knudsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

World Events (7)

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.

1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

The Christianso Lighthouse is one of Denmark's oldest lighthouses and the first to have a flashing light. It was built on the island of Christianso in the northern Baltic Sea.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Knud, Niels, Holger, Jorgen, Ove, Alf, Alfhild, Anders, Baard, Berger, Einer.

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the Danish personal name Knud, derived from Old Norse Knútr meaning ‘knot’. Knud was a Danish royal name, Latinized as Canutus.

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

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