Gregers Jensen

19 December 1851–
Torning, Thorning, Silkeborg, Denmark

The Life Summary of Gregers

When Gregers Jensen was born on 19 December 1851, in Torning, Thorning, Silkeborg, Denmark, his father, Jens Gregersen, was 36 and his mother, Kirstine Larsdatter, was 28. He married Lene Kathrine Johansen on 19 December 1871, in Thorning, Silkeborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Thorning, Lysgård, Viborg, Denmark for about 20 years.

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Gregers Jensen
Lene Kathrine Johansen
Marriage: 19 December 1871
Jens Gammelgaard Jensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 December 1871Thorning, Silkeborg, Denmark
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks
    Age 8
    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.
    1859 · Copenhagen Zoo
    Age 8
    The Copenhagen Zoo was founded in 1859 and is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. It was founded by a ornithologist named Niels Kjaebolling and the first animals that were at the opening were eagles, chickens, ducks, owls, rabbits, a fox, a seal and a turtle. The oldest building still is in use as a stable for the yak exibit. It is open everyday from 9:00am to 8:00pm (20:00).
    Age 63
    World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

    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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    Sources (7)

    • Gregers Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1880"
    • Gregers Jensen in household of Jens Gregersen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
    • Gregers Jensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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