Karen Jensen

26 June 1774–
Ulsted, Ålborg, Denmark

The Life of Karen

When Karen Jensen was christened on 26 June 1774, in Ulsted, Ålborg, Denmark, her father, Jens Nielsen, was 39 and her mother, Maren Jensdatter, was 31.

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Family Time Line

Jens Nielsen
1735–1780
Maren Jensdatter
1743–
Malene Jensen
1765–1826
Magrete Jensen
1767–
Magrete Jensen
1769–
Karen Jensen
1774–
Maren Jensen
1776–
Ide Marie Jensen
1780–

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

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