Jens Overson

24 January 1845–16 February 1879 (Age 34)
Ravnholt, Herrested, Vindinge, Svendborg, Denmark

The Life Summary of Jens

When Jens Overson was born on 24 January 1845, in Ravnholt, Herrested, Vindinge, Svendborg, Denmark, his father, Ove Christian Andersen, was 41 and his mother, Maren Mogensdatter, was 25. He lived in Herrested, Vindinge, Svendborg, Denmark in 1845 and Hellerup, Vindinge, Svendborg, Denmark in 1855. He died on 16 February 1879, in Deer Lodge, Montana, United States, at the age of 34.

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Family Time Line

Ove Christian Andersen
Maren Mogensdatter
Christian Overson
Frederik Overson
Jens Overson
Maren Christine Ovesen

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

Age 1
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
Age 2
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 14
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

English (Norfolk): apparently a variant of Everson .Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Ovesen .Americanized form of Norwegian Oversen: patronymic from the personal name Over, a rare variant in Agder of Olve (see Ouverson ). The surname Oversen is extinct in Norway.

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

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CHRISTIAN OVERSON: Personal History, compiled by Manilla Overson Moulton (1945)

Christian Overson was born June 11, 1840, Harrester parish, Roundholt, Denmark. He was the son of Ova Anderson and Maren Mogensdatter and was the eldest of four children. His father died while he, C …

Sources (8)

  • En Udøbt Dreng Ovesen in household of Ove Christian Andersen, "Denmark Census, 1845"
  • Jens Ovesen in household of Lars Petersen, "Denmark Census, 1855"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Jens Ovesen - Church record: Birth record or certificate: birth: 24 January 1845; Herrested, Svendborg, Denmark

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