Christen Jensen Dahl

Brief Life History of Christen

When Christen Jensen Dahl was born in 1785, in Randers, Denmark, his father, Jens Christensen, was 30 and his mother, Else Andersdatter, was 24. He married Ane Andersdatter on 13 August 1815. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Øster Tørslev, Gjerlev, Randers, Denmark for about 11 years. He died on 12 May 1849, in Øster Tørslev, Dronningborg, Denmark, at the age of 64, and was buried in Øster Tørslev, Dronningborg, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Christen Jensen Dahl
1785–1849
Ane Andersdatter
1787–1854
Marriage: 13 August 1815
Jens Christensen
1816–
Anders Christensen Dahl
1823–1900
Soren Christensen
1823–
Søren Christensen
1823–

Sources (22)

  • Christen Dahl, "Denmark Census, 1845"
  • Chr. Jensen Dall, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Christen Jensen in entry for Anders Christian Christensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

World Events (8)

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, 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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