Jens Christen Jensen

7 August 1836–18 February 1922 (Age 85)
Hollensted, Hallund, Børglum, Denmark

The Life Summary of Jens Christen

Jens Christen Jensen was born on 7 August 1836, in Hollensted, Hallund, Børglum, Denmark as the son of Jens Christian Christensen and Birthe Marie Christiansdatter. He married Margarethe Andersen on 22 November 1861, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Søby, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark in 1850. He died on 18 February 1922, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Jens Christen Jensen
Margarethe Andersen
Marriage: 22 November 1861
Trena Jensen
James Christian Jensen
Martha Margrete Jensen
Mary Christena Jensen
Lena Leota Jensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 November 1861Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
    Age 11
    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 23
    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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    Jens Christian Jensen born 1836, Denmark

    The following story was found at, memorial # 142262. Jens Christen Jensen was born in 1836 in Hollensted, Hallund, Hjorring, Denmark. He was the son of Jens Andersen and Maren Christ …

    Sources (28)

    • Jens Christian Jensen in household of Jens Anderseen Graft, "Denmark Census, 1840"
    • Jens C Jensen in entry for John H Jensen and Ella Mineta Sorensen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Jens Christian Jensen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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