Jens Andersen

1757–1840 (Age 83)
Blovstrød, Frederiksborg, Denmark

The Life of Jens

Jens Andersen was born on 10 July 1757, in Blovstrød, Frederiksborg, Denmark. He married Anna Cathrina Hansdatter on 20 March 1782, in Blovstrød, Lynge-Kronborg, Frederiksborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Blovstrød, Lynge-Kronborg, Frederiksborg, Denmark for about 6 years. He died on 4 December 1840, in Mortenstrup, Ringsted, Vestsjælland, Denmark, at the age of 83.

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Jens Andersen
Anna Cathrina Hansdatter
Marriage: 20 March 1782
Dorthe Jensdatter
Anne Kirstine Jensdatter
Ane Marie Jensdatter

Spouse & Children

20 March 1782
Blovstrød, Lynge-Kronborg, Frederiksborg, Denmark


World Events (7)

1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 5

The Old City Hall was built in 1762 and served as the city hall until 1912. the Hall was modelled after the City Hall that was destroyed in the Copenhagen Fire in 1795. Today the building is used only for ceremonial and representative purposes.
1776 · Kongens Klub

Age 19

The club was founded in 1776 by former members of Drejer's Club. It was initially known as Fich's Club. The latter name was a reference to Gottlieb Schreck who had purchased the House in 1775. He had adapted the interior to be used by the club. The club initially had 25 members but in 1778 the number of members had grown to 80. On 16 November 1782, the club was granted permission to use the name Kongens Klub (Royal Club). The club soon became a meeting place for members of the higher middle class.
1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

Age 32

The Old Artillery Barracks was the first of three barracks to be established in the Christianshavn district of Copenhagen. They were converted into barracks for the Artillery in 1789 and were used until 1923. Today, they have been converted into apartments and are listed for everyone.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Jens Andersen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • Jens Andersen, "Denmark Census, 1840"
  • Jens Andersen in entry for Anne Marie Jensdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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