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
Sofie Margrethe Nielsen
Marriage: 29 April 1888
Hans Oluf Jensen
Anna Juliane Jensen
Olaf Peter Jensen
Rigmor Marie Jensen
Anna Juliane Jensen
Gjertrud Sofie Jensen
Agnes Jensine Jensen
Alfred Kristian Jensen
Hans Julius Jensen
Jenny Margrethe Jensen

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.


    Age 54

    World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.


    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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