Michael Alfred Jensen

13 May 1849–24 November 1939 (Age 90)
Tirstrup, Kalø, Denmark

The Life Summary of Michael Alfred

When Michael Alfred Jensen was born on 13 May 1849, in Jutland, Denmark, his father, Jorgen Jensen, was 37 and his mother, Anne Mette Christensdatter, was 41. He married Doris Gunilda Olivia Hansen on 20 January 1876, in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Tirstrup, Tirstrup, Kalø, Denmark in 1850 and Presto, Bingham, Idaho, United States for about 10 years. He died on 24 November 1939, in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Michael Alfred Jensen
Doris Gunilda Olivia Hansen
Marriage: 20 January 1876
Arthur Lorenzo Jensen
Michael Alfred Jensen
George Oliver Jensen
Simpson Molen Jensen
Civerin Victor Jensen
John Phillip Jensen
Anna Elena Jensen
Esther Ureina Jensen
Otto Thomas Jensen

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  • Marriage
    20 January 1876Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    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.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 26
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    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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    Life Sketch of Michael Jensen As Told By Himself

    Life Sketch of Michael Jensen As Told By Himself I, Michael Jensen, son of Jorgen Jensen and Anna Mette Christensen, was born in Grosk, Jutland, Denmark, May 13, 1849, and spent my early childhood wi …

    Sources (60)

    • Michael Jensen in entry for Otto Thomas Jensen, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Michael Jørgensen in household of Jørgen Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
    • Michael Jensen, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939"

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