Jens Jensen

22 March 1829–5 April 1902 (Age 73)
Dåstrup, Ramsø, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Life Summary of Jens

When Jens Jensen was born on 22 March 1829, in Dåstrup, Ramsø, Copenhagen, Denmark, his father, Jens Larsen, was 55 and his mother, Karen Jensdatter, was 22. He married Johanne Hansen on 22 October 1852, in Birkerød, Lynge-Kronborg, Frederiksborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He immigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1957 and lived in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1870 and Cache, Utah, United States in 1860. In 1857, at the age of 28, his occupation is listed as farmer. He died on 5 April 1902, in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Hyrum City Cemetery, Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Jens Jensen
Johanne Hansen
Marriage: 22 October 1852
Jens Jensen
Jens Jensen
Margrethe Kirstine Jensen
John Jensen
Caroline Christina Jensen
Hannah Sophia Jensen
Emma Matilda Jensen
Joseph J Jensen
Hans Benjamin Jensen
Martha Marie Jensen

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  • Marriage
    22 October 1852Birkerød, Lynge-Kronborg, Frederiksborg, Denmark
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
    Age 18
    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.
    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 28
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.

    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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    History of Jens Jensen 1829 to 1902

    Jens Jensen was born on March 22, 1829 in Gadstrup, Copenhagen Denmark to Jens Larsen and Karen Jensen. He married Johanna Hansen on Oct, 22 1852 in Biriedrod, Denmark. Johanna was born April 27,1830 …

    Sources (69)

    • BIRTH & CHRISTENING: Jens Jensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941" Birth Record
    • Jens Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1855"
    • MARRIAGE: Jens Jensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941" Marriage Record

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