Jens Peter Christensen (Jensen)

1854–1907 (Age 52)
Tårs, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Jens Peter

When Jens Peter Christensen (Jensen) was born on 4 November 1854, in Tårs, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Jens Christian Christensen, was 39 and his mother, Lovise Sophie Jorgensen, was 33. He married Caroline Petrea Christiansen (Larsen) on 15 March 1885, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Tårs, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark for about 5 years and Ephraim Election Precinct, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 29 April 1907, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jens Peter Christensen (Jensen)
Caroline Petrea Christiansen (Larsen)
Marriage: 15 March 1885
Louis Peter Christensen
Rhoda Christine Christensen
Nephi Charley Christensen
James Henry Christensen

Spouse & Children

15 March 1885
Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States


Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

Age 5

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.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 16

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Jens Peter Jensen in household of Lovise Sophie Jörgensdatter, "Denmark Census, 1860"
  • Jens Peter Jensen in household of Jens Chr Christens, "Denmark Census, 1855"
  • Jens Christensen, "United States Census, 1900"

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