Christen Jensen

1 September 1823–13 October 1911 (Age 88)
Brandstrup, Hjortshøj, Kalø, Denmark

The Life Summary of Christen

When Christen Jensen was born on 1 September 1823, in Brandstrup, Hjortshøj, Kalø, Denmark, his father, Jens Jensen, was 44 and his mother, Kirsten Christensdatter, was 39. He married Barbara Jensdatter on 29 October 1850, in Hørning, Kalø, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1863 and Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States for about 12 years. He died on 13 October 1911, in Redmond, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Redmond Cemetery, Redmond, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christen Jensen
Barbara Jensdatter
Marriage: 29 October 1850
James S. Jensen
Charles Jensen
Mette Marie Jensen
Josephine Jensen
Martin Jensen
Christian Jensen Jr.
Lehi Jensen
Sarah Jensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 October 1850Hørning, Kalø, Denmark
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark
    Age 6
    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 23
    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, 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

    Josephine Jensen and the Stampede

    The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. By Darrel Harker My Great Grandparents, Christian Jensen and Barbara Jensdatter Jensen had some experiences in the fall of 1862 that changed their future an …

    Sources (53)

    • Christian Jenson in entry for Christian A Jenson, "Idaho, County Birth and Death Records, 1883-1929"
    • Christian Jensen in household of Charles Jensen, "United States Census, 1900"
    • C. Jenson in entry for Joseph H. Jenson and Mabel Partridge, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"

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