Jens Christian Jensen

2 August 1848–23 March 1923 (Age 74)
Haverup, Pedersborg, Sorø, Denmark

The Life Summary of Jens Christian

When Jens Christian Jensen was born on 2 August 1848, in Haverup, Pedersborg, Sorø, Denmark, his father, Jacob Jensen, was 43 and his mother, Maren Sorensen, was 35. He married Eva Maria Denning on 9 June 1873, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Pedersborg, Alsted, Sorø, Denmark for about 5 years. He died on 23 March 1923, in Oakley, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Oakley, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Jens Christian Jensen
Eva Maria Denning
Marriage: 9 June 1873
Louis Christian Jensen
Oscar Henry Jensen
Evelyn Marguerite Jensen
Erven Leslie Jensen
Della May Jensen
Kenneth Clinton Jensen
Robert Moyle Jensen
Sarah Grace Jensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 June 1873Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy. A two-chamber parliament is established.
    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg
    Age 15
    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 20
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    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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    A Biography of JENS CHRISTIAN JENSEN As his name indicates, Jens Christian Jensen was born in Denmark, county of Soro, Town of Hagerup. August 2, 1848. (Parish records by Hans N. Ogaard, church resea …

    Sources (32)

    • Christian Jensen in entry for Oscar Henry Jensen, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Jens Jacobsen in household of Jacob Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
    • Christain Jensen in entry for Kennet C Jensen and Velma Madge Kingsbury, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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