James Jensen

14 July 1847–19 May 1915 (Age 67)
Ålborg, Denmark

The Life Summary of James

When James Jensen was born on 14 July 1847, in Ålborg, Denmark, his father, Niels Jensen Stottrup, was 31 and his mother, Inger Marie Madsen, was 28. He married Anna Sophia Christensen on 26 September 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880 and Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 15 years. He died on 19 May 1915, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Sandy City Cemetery, Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Jensen
1847–1915
Anna Sophia Christensen
1849–1939
Marriage: 26 September 1868
James Berkeley Jensen
1869–1945
Niel Christian Jensen
1872–1919
Joseph Frederick Jensen
1874–1931
Mary Agatha Jensen
1876–1940
Amos Ephraim Jensen
1879–1938
Mabel Electa Jensen
1881–1948
Sarah Florence Jensen
1884–1932
Evan Orlando Jensen
1887–1970

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 September 1868Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (1)

    World Events (8)

    1849
    Age 2
    Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy. A two-chamber parliament is established.
    1863
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1865
    Age 18
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Jenssen
    John

    Story Highlight

    Anna Sophia

    Anna Sophia was born in Gamleland Denmark on Nov 8, 1849. Her parents were poor. Her father, Fredrick S Christensen was a farmer but he also worked for other people when he could. Her Mother, Dort …

    Sources (58)

    • James Jenson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • James in entry for Evan Orlando Jensen and Alice Griffith, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • James Jensen in entry for Sarah Florence Jensen Vandam, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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