Povel Jensen

2 November 1822–
Tamdrup, Skanderborg, Denmark

The Life of Povel

When Povel Jensen was born on 2 November 1822, in Tamdrup, Skanderborg, Denmark, his father, Jens Povelsen, was 32 and his mother, Ane Marie Hendricksen, was 25. He married Mette Kirsten Jensen on 26 December 1851, in Hvirring, Skanderborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Skørping, Hellum, Ålborg, Denmark in 1840 and Hvirring, Nim, Skanderborg, Denmark for about 15 years.

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Family Time Line

Povel Jensen
1822–
Mette Kirsten Jensen
1831–1912
Marriage: 26 December 1851
Jens Michael Poulsen
1852–1857
Kirsten Marie Poulsen
1854–
Poulsen
1856–1856
Anne Marie Poulsen
1857–1870
Poulsen
1859–1859
Jens Mikael Poulsen
1860–1895
Rasmus Poulsen
1862–1862
Rasmine Poulsen
1863–
Peder Christian Poulsen
1866–
Morten Poulsen
1868–1904
Anton Marius Poulsen
1871–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 December 1851
Hvirring, Skanderborg, Denmark
children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1790–1849Male

    Ane Marie Hendricksen

    Female1797–1826Female

siblings

(4)

    Pouline Jensen

    Female1820–1821Female

    Povel Jensen

    Male1821–1821Male

    Male1822–Male

    Mette Elizabeth Jensen

    Female1825–Female

World Events (6)

1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

Age 7

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 25

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 37

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Poul Jensen in household of Jens Poulsen, "Denmark Census, 1840"
  • Poul Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1855"
  • Poüel Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1870"

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