Thomas Jensen

21 March 1821–
Understed, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Jensen was born on 21 March 1821, in Understed, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Jens Andersen, was 32 and his mother, Mette Kirstine Andersdatter, was 31. He lived in Mygdal, Vennebjerg, Hjørring, Denmark in 1834.

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Jens Andersen
Mette Kirstine Andersdatter
Anders Christian Jensen
Ane Cathrine Jensdatter
Thomas Jensen
Dorthea Marie Jensdatter
Lars Christian Jensen
Johanne Marie Jensdatter
Jens Peter Jensen
Jens Peter Jensen

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World Events (6)

1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

Age 8

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.
1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

Age 26

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.
1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

Age 38

The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.

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)

  • Thomas Jensenn in household of Jens Andersen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • Thomas, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Thomas Jensen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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