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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Christen Mortensen
Dorthe Tonnesdatter
Morten Jensen Mortensen
Tonnes Mortensen
Jens Christian Mortensen
David Mortensen
Knud Thomas Verner Mortensen
Anker Metus Mortensen

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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.

Age 55

World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

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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