Jens Jacobsen

28 July 1824–13 September 1901 (Age 77)
Ullerup, Give, Koldinghus, Denmark

The Life Summary of Jens

When Jens Jacobsen was born on 28 July 1824, in Ullerup, Give, Koldinghus, Denmark, his father, Jacob Hansen, was 28 and his mother, Johanna Pedersdatter, was 22. He married Maren Madsdatter on 15 November 1851, in Give, Koldinghus, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1867 and lived in Give, Nørvang, Vejle, Denmark for about 26 years. He died on 13 September 1901, in Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jens Jacobsen
Else Nielsdatter
Marriage: 13 April 1887
Maria Johanna Sorensen
Niels Peter Sørensen
Anna Kirstine Sorensen
Julius Winter Sørensen
Wilhelmina Christina Sørensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 April 1887Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 3
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark
    Age 5
    Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.
    Age 22
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Jorgen, Nils, Anders, Gudrun, Iver, Knud, Alf, Bjorn, Borge, Fredrik.Danish, Norwegian, North German, and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Jacob . Compare Jacobson and Jakobsen .

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

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    Stories of Ancestors, Family Reunion 1998 At the Reunion, Viola Lauper Johnson was asked to share some stories of her ancestors. Her words were recorded and transcribed by Wilma Stocker. She speaks o …

    Sources (33)

    • Jens Jacobsen in household of Jacob Hansen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
    • Jens Jacobsen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Jens Jacobsen in entry for Ane Jacobsen Knopp, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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