James Christian Jensen

26 January 1854–23 July 1938 (Age 84)
Tranbjerg, Havreballegård, Denmark

The Life of James Christian

When James Christian Jensen was born on 26 January 1854, in Tranbjerg, Havreballegård, Denmark, his father, Niels Christiansen Jensen, was 27 and his mother, Karen Jensdatter, was 25. He married Elizabeth Collard on 4 November 1878, in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Tranbjerg, Tranbjerg, Ning, Århus, Denmark in 1855 and Tiset, Ning, Århus, Denmark in 1860. He died on 23 July 1938, in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Christian Jensen
Elizabeth Collard
Marriage: 4 November 1878
James Christian Jensen Jr
Neils Corneilus Jensen
Francis Loren Jensen
William Ray Jensen
Loretta Chloe Jensen
John Clarence Jensen
Harriet LaVera Jensen

Spouse and Children

4 November 1878
Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States


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World Events (8)

1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

Age 5

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.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 22

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a reduced form of Johannes ( see John ). This is Denmark's most frequent surname.

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

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Story Highlight

Memories from his grandaughter Nita Elaine Samuels

James Christian Jensen came to America when he was nine years old. He married Elizabeth Collard and settled in Castle Dale, Utah. At this time he was a sheepherder and one day while up in the mounta …

Sources (3)

  • James Christian Jensen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Jens Christian Nielsen in household of Niels Christiansen, "Denmark Census, 1855"
  • Jens Christine Nielsen in household of Niels Christiansen, "Denmark Census, 1860"

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