Jens Molgaard

Male5 March 1857–

Brief Life History of Jens

When Jens Molgaard was born on 5 March 1857, in Øster Nykirke, Koldinghus, Denmark, his father, Hans Jensen Mølgaard, was 38 and his mother, Sidsel Marie Ulrichsen, was 34. He lived in Øster Nykirke, Nørvang, Vejle, Denmark for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Hans Jensen Mølgaard
Sidsel Marie Ulrichsen
Ane Cathrine Molgaard
Jens Molgaard
Charlotte Sophie Molgaard
Ulrikke Molgaard
Ulrik Molgaard
Rudolf Bernhard Molgaard
Jens Molgaard
Johanne Henriette Molgaard
Peder Ulrik Molgaard

Sources (5)

  • Jens Møllgård in household of Hans Jensen Møllgård, "Denmark Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Jens Molgaard - Government record: birth-name: Jens Molgaard
  • Jens Mølgård, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (9)

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World Events (8)

1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

Age 2

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.

1859 · Copenhagen Zoo

Age 2

The Copenhagen Zoo was founded in 1859 and is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. It was founded by a ornithologist named Niels Kjaebolling and the first animals that were at the opening were eagles, chickens, ducks, owls, rabbits, a fox, a seal and a turtle. The oldest building still is in use as a stable for the yak exibit. It is open everyday from 9:00am to 8:00pm (20:00).


Age 57

World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Bjorn, Erik, Juel, Nels.

Norwegian (also Melgård): from any of several farmsteads in eastern Norway named Melgård, from Old Norse Methalgarthr, a compound of methal ‘mid(dle)’ + garthr ‘farmstead, dwelling, enclosure’.

Danish: habitational name from a farmstead named with the same elements as 1 above.

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

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