Morten Jensen

24 May 1778–
Besser, Holbæk, Denmark

The Life of Morten

When Morten Jensen was born on 24 May 1778, in Besser, Holbæk, Denmark, his father, Jens Sorensen, was 47 and his mother, Karen Mortensen, was 37. He married Johanne Jensdr on 15 December 1801. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter.

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Morten Jensen
Johanne Jensdr
Marriage: 15 December 1801
Jens Mortensen
Jorgen Mortensen
Mads Mortensen
Mads Mortensen

Spouse and Children

15 December 1801


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (6)

1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

Age 11

The Old Artillery Barracks was the first of three barracks to be established in the Christianshavn district of Copenhagen. They were converted into barracks for the Artillery in 1789 and were used until 1923. Today, they have been converted into apartments and are listed for everyone.
1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis

Age 14

Det Classenske Fideicommis is a Danish charitable foundation formed by the industrialist Major General Johan Frederik Classen after he left behind his wealth and possessions in his will to help alleviate poverty and misery to those in the country. Today, it grants around 2 million kroner annually to those in need.

Age 36

Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.

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)

  • Morten Jensen in entry for Mads Mortensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Morten Jensen in entry for Mads Mortensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Morten Jensen in entry for Jens Mortensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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