Jorgen Jensen

30 July 1811–26 November 1900 (Age 89)
Ørby, Tranebjerg, Samsø, Holbæk, Denmark

The Life Summary of Jorgen

When Jorgen Jensen was born on 30 July 1811, in Ørby, Tranebjerg, Samsø, Holbæk, Denmark, his father, Jens Bertelsen Svane, was 25 and his mother, Anna Mette Jorgensdatter, was 36. He married Anne Mette Christensdatter on 8 January 1835, in Besser, Holbæk, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1861 and lived in Tirstrup, Tirstrup, Djurs Sønder, Randers, Denmark in 1840 and Tirstrup, Tirstrup, Kalø, Denmark for about 5 years. He died on 26 November 1900, in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jorgen Jensen
Anne Mette Christensdatter
Marriage: 8 January 1835
Jens Jørgensen
Christen Holm Jørgensen
Ane Cathrine Jorgensen
Anna Metta Jensen
Niels C Jensen
Michael Alfred Jensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 January 1835Besser, Holbæk, Denmark
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · War of 1812
    Age 1
    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 25
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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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    Story Highlight

    JORGEN JENSEN by Edith Haroldsen Lovell

    JORGEN JENSEN by Edith Haroldsen Lovell Printed in "Haroldsen Holm: Life Histories and Family Stories, Evelyn A Lindstrom, Editor, 2006 Jorgen Jensen was born 30 July, 1811 at Orby, Holback Count …

    Sources (67)

    • Jørgen Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1840"
    • George Jensen in entry for Michael Jensen and Hattie L Power, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Yergen Jensen in entry for Christian Holm Jensen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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