Jens Jensen

24 September 1849–
Tolne, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Jens

When Jens Jensen was born on 24 September 1849, in Tolne, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Jens Hansen, was 54 and his mother, Maren Christensen, was 27. He married Lene Jensen in 1874, in Tolne, Hjørring, Denmark. He lived in Tolne, Horns, Hjørring, Denmark in 1850 and Mosbjerg, Horns, Hjørring, Denmark in 1860.

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Jens Jensen
Lene Jensen
Marriage: 1874

Spouse and Children

Tolne, Hjørring, Denmark

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World Events (6)

1850 · Translation of the Book of Mormon into Danish

Age 1

Erastus Snow and Peter Hansen translated the Book of Mormon into Danish after six months of being in the country. This translation was the first full translation of the Book of Mormon into another language, after English.
1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

Age 10

The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.

Age 65

World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

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 (2)

  • Jens Jensen in household of Jens Hansen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
  • Jens Jensen in household of Jens Hansen, "Denmark Census, 1850"

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