Morten Jensen Mortensen

4 June 1859–
Tranebjerg, Holbæk, Denmark

The Life of Morten Jensen

When Morten Jensen Mortensen was born on 4 June 1859, in Tranebjerg, Holbæk, Denmark, his father, Christen Mortensen, was 26 and his mother, Dorthe Tonnesdatter, was 24. He lived in Tranebjerg, Samsø, Holbæk, Denmark for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Christen Mortensen
1833–1896
Dorthe Tonnesdatter
1834–
Morten Jensen Mortensen
1859–
Tonnes Mortensen
1862–1915
Jens Christian Mortensen
1866–
David Mortensen
1867–
Knud Thomas Verner Mortensen
1871–1920
Anker Metus Mortensen
1876–

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World Events (7)

1868 · Magasin Du Nord

Age 9

Magasin is a Danish chain of department stores that was founded in 1868 in Copenhagen and still exists today. They can be found in Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, and the UK.
1914

Age 55

World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.
1917

Age 58

The United States take possession of the Virgin Islands. The islands are purchased from Denmark for $25 million the year before.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Morten ( see Martin 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Morten Jensen Mortensen in household of Christen Mortensen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
  • Morten Jensen Mortensen in household of Chrsten Mortensen, "Denmark Census, 1870"
  • Marten Jensen Mortensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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