Jacob Jensen

10 May 1805–11 January 1886 (Age 80)
Haverup, Pedersborg, Alsted, Sorø, Denmark

The Life Summary of Jacob

When Jacob Jensen was born on 10 May 1805, in Haverup, Pedersborg, Alsted, Sorø, Denmark, his father, Jens Larsen, was 26 and his mother, Ellen Berthelsdatter, was 26. He married Maren Sorensen on 26 April 1834, in Pedersborg, Sorø, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Pedersborg, Alsted, Sorø, Denmark for about 15 years and Utah, United States in 1870. His occupation is listed as cottager (tenant farmer) and musician. in Pedersborg, Sorø, Denmark. He died on 11 January 1886, in Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Jensen
Maren Sorensen
Marriage: 26 April 1834
Soren Jacobsen
Mary Ann Jensen
Lars Jensen
Christena Jensen
Jens Christian Jensen
Karen Sophia Jensen
Hannah Jensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 April 1834Pedersborg, Sorø, Denmark
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn
    Age 3
    Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn, The Cross of Honour of the Order of the Dannebrog, is an award connected to the Danish Order of the Dannebrog. The cross was instituted by King Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway on June 28, 1808 and was named Dannebrogsmendenes Haederstegn until 1952. The award is given to any Dane who has provided a service to Denmark through a noble deed. The cross is considered an additional recognition if awarded to someone who is already a holder of the Order.
    1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark
    Age 24
    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.

    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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    Jacob Jensen History Grace Jensen Smith- granddaughter

    (This copy made available through the courtesy of the International Society DAUGHTERS OF UTAH PIONEERS, may not be reproduced for monetary gain) Many pioneer histories are available for a small fee f …

    Sources (68)

    • Jacob Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
    • Jacob Jensen in entry for Mary A. Sorenson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Jacob Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1845"

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