Jens Jacob Jensen

5 May 1835–26 August 1912 (Age 77)
Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Life Summary of Jens Jacob

When Jens Jacob Jensen was born on 5 May 1835, in Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, his father, Holger Jacobsen, was 36 and his mother, Karen Maria Pedersen, was 27. He married Angelina Victoria Pigg-Stannard on 26 March 1862, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Roholte, Fakse, Præstø, Denmark for about 10 years and Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 26 August 1912, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jens Jacob Jensen
Angelina Victoria Pigg-Stannard
Marriage: 26 March 1862
Isaac Jensen
Hannah Selina Jensen
James Jacob Stannard Jensen
Mary Angelina Jensen
Linneo Victoria Jensen
Nephi Stannard Jensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 March 1862Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
    Age 12
    The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.
    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks
    Age 24
    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.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Jens (James) Jacob Jensen

    "Americanized" his name to James J Jensen after immigrating to Utah.

    Sources (34)

    • Jens Jacob Holgersen in household of Jens Hansen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
    • James J Jenson in entry for Nephi S Jensen, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Jens Jacob Holgersen in household of Jens Hansen, "Denmark Census, 1840"

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