Jens Johan Jensen

Male7 February 1852–

Brief Life History of Jens Johan

When Jens Johan Jensen was born on 7 February 1852, in Merring, Korning, Stjernholm, Denmark, his father, Jens Madsen, was 38 and his mother, Ane Else Sørensdatter, was 28. He lived in Korning, Hatting, Vejle, Denmark in 1855.

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Jens Madsen
Ane Else Sørensdatter
Mads Jensen
Ane Marie Jensen
Soren Jensen
Jens Johan Jensen
Mikkel Jensen
Ane Kirstine Jensen

Sources (4)

  • Jens Johan Jensen in household of Jens Madsen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
  • Jens Johan Jensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Jens Johan Jensen in household of Jens Madsen, "Denmark Census, 1855"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (6)

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World Events (6)

1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

Age 7

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 7

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 62

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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