Christen Jensen

5 March 1845–
Vester Brønderslev, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life Summary of Christen

When Christen Jensen was born on 5 March 1845, in Vester Brønderslev, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Jens Andersen, was 32 and his mother, Maren Pedersdatter, was 28. He lived in Hune, Hvetbo, Hjørring, Denmark in 1855 and Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1870.

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Jens Andersen
Maren Pedersdatter
Christen Jensen
Jacob Johnson

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World Events (8)

Age 1
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
Age 2
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.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
Age 31
The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

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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Sources (7)

  • Christian Jensen in household of Abel Jensen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Niels Christian Jensen in household of Jens Christine Sandsen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
  • Christen Jensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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