Jens Michael Hansen Sonne

1760–March 1798 (Age 38)
Borregård, Rutsker, Nørre, Bornholm, Denmark

The Life of Jens Michael Hansen

When Jens Michael Hansen Sonne was born in 1760, in Borregård, Rutsker, Nørre, Bornholm, Denmark, his father, Hans Olsen Sonne, was 54 and his mother, Kirstine Wefstdatter, was 21. He married Maren Cathrine Andersdatter on 18 January 1782, in Olsker, Bornholm, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died in March 1798, in Olsker, Bornholm, Denmark, at the age of 38, and was buried in Olsker, Bornholm, Denmark.

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Jens Michael Hansen Sonne
Maren Cathrine Andersdatter
Marriage: 18 January 1782
Hans Jensen Sonne
Kirstine Margrethe Jensdatter Sonne
Else Cathrine Jensdatter Sonne
Johanne Kristine Jensdatter Sonne
Anders Ancher Jensen Sonne
Niels Jensen Sonne
Ole Jensen Sonne

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18 January 1782
Olsker, Bornholm, Denmark


    Hans Jensen Sonne



    Else Cathrine Jensdatter Sonne


    Johanne Kristine Jensdatter Sonne


    Anders Ancher Jensen Sonne


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World Events (5)

1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 2

The Old City Hall was built in 1762 and served as the city hall until 1912. the Hall was modelled after the City Hall that was destroyed in the Copenhagen Fire in 1795. Today the building is used only for ceremonial and representative purposes.
1776 · Kongens Klub

Age 16

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

Age 29

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.

Name Meaning

1 German: from Middle German sonne, sunne ‘sun’, either a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a sun, or from a field name.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Sonne ‘sun’.

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

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  • Jens Michael Sonne in entry for Ole, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Jens Michael Sonne in entry for Niels, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Jens Michael Sonne in entry for Hans, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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