Christen Jensen

28 October 1848–31 October 1932 (Age 84)
Farre, Sporup, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark

The Life of Christen

When Christen Jensen was born on 28 October 1848, in Farre, Sporup, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark, his father, Peder Jensen, was 37 and his mother, Kirsten Andersdatter, was 39. He married Maren Sophie Olsen on 8 February 1868. He lived in Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1880 and Fort Garland, Costilla, Colorado, United States in 1900. He died on 31 October 1932, in Manassa, Conejos, Colorado, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Old Manassa Cemetery, Freedom, Conejos, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christen Jensen
Anna Christina Bengtsson
Marriage: 6 December 1875
Mary Sophia Jensen
Kjersten Pernella Jensen
Anna Buletta Jensen
Christen Peter Jensen
Oliver Exile Jensen
Nettie Kjersten Jensen
Sarah Ruth Hannah Jensen
Thomas William Jensen
Carrie Pearl Jensen
Florence Eliza Jensen

Spouse and Children

6 December 1875
Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy. A two-chamber parliament is established.

Age 10

Historical Boundaries - 1858: Taos, New Mexico Territory, United States; 1861: Colorado Territory, United States; 1861: Costilla, Colorado Territory, United States; 1876: Costilla, Colorado, United States
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 22

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a reduced form of Johannes ( see John ). This is Denmark's most frequent surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Christen Pedersen in household of Peder Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
  • Christen Pedersen in household of Peder Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
  • Christian Jensen, "United States Census, 1880"

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