Jens Jensen

Male12 March 1860–9 April 1928

Brief Life History of Jens

When Jens Jensen was born on 12 March 1860, in Bjælkerup, Store Heddinge, Præstø, Denmark, his father, Ole Jensen, was 28 and his mother, Ane Jacobsen, was 22. He married Sofie Margrethe Nielsen on 29 April 1888, in Store Heddinge, Stevns, Præstø, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Bringstrup, Ringsted, Sorø, Denmark for about 31 years and Estrup, Allindemagle, Ringsted, Denmark in 1925. He died on 9 April 1928, in Ringsted, Denmark, at the age of 68, and was buried in Bringstrup, Ringsted, Sorø, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Jens Jensen
1860–1928
Sofie Margrethe Nielsen
1860–1931
Marriage: 29 April 1888
Hans Oluf Jensen
1888–1888
Anna Juliane Jensen
1889–1893
Olaf Peter Jensen
1890–
Rigmor Marie Jensen
1892–
Anna Juliane Jensen
1894–
Gjertrud Sofie Jensen
1896–
Agnes Jensine Jensen
1898–
Alfred Kristian Jensen
1900–
Hans Julius Jensen
1901–1984
Jenny Margrethe Jensen
1904–

Sources (16)

  • Jens Jensen in household of Alfred Kristian Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1925"
  • Jens Jensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Jens Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1916"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 April 1888Store Heddinge, Stevns, Præstø, Denmark
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (3)

    1868 · Magasin Du Nord

    Age 8

    Magasin is a Danish chain of department stores that was founded in 1868 in Copenhagen and still exists today. They can be found in Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, and the UK.

    1914

    Age 54

    World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

    1917

    Age 57

    The United States take possession of the Virgin Islands. The islands are purchased from Denmark for $25 million the year before.

    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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