Jorgen Jensen

March 1789–22 February 1861 (Age 71)
Nylars, Bornholm, Denmark

The Life of Jorgen

When Jorgen Jensen was born in March 1789, in Nylars, Bornholm, Denmark, his father, Jens Jorgensen, was 24 and his mother, Karen Kirstine Pedersdatter, was 26. He married Cathrine Elisabeth Jensdatter on 7 November 1810, in Knudsker, Bornholm, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Knudsker, Knudsker, Bornholm, Denmark in 1834 and Knudsker, Vester, Bornholm, Denmark in 1845. He died on 22 February 1861, in Rønne, Rønne, Bornholm, Denmark, at the age of 71, and was buried in Rønne, Rønne, Bornholm, Denmark.

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Jorgen Jensen
Cathrine Elisabeth Jensdatter
Marriage: 7 November 1810
Karen Kirstine Jorgensdatter
Jens Morten Jensen
Ellen Margrethe Jensen

Spouse and Children

7 November 1810
Knudsker, Bornholm, Denmark


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World Events (7)

1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis

Age 3

Det Classenske Fideicommis is a Danish charitable foundation formed by the industrialist Major General Johan Frederik Classen after he left behind his wealth and possessions in his will to help alleviate poverty and misery to those in the country. Today, it grants around 2 million kroner annually to those in need.
1794 · Stibo

Age 5

The Stibo Group was founded in 1794 by Niels Lund as a printing company. Today, The Stibo Group provides information management and print technology software for business operations.
1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn

Age 19

Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn, The Cross of Honour of the Order of the Dannebrog, is an award connected to the Danish Order of the Dannebrog. The cross was instituted by King Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway on June 28, 1808 and was named Dannebrogsmendenes Haederstegn until 1952. The award is given to any Dane who has provided a service to Denmark through a noble deed. The cross is considered an additional recognition if awarded to someone who is already a holder of the Order.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a reduced form of Johannes ( see John ). This is Denmark's most frequent surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jørgen Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1845"
  • Jorgen Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • Jorgen Jensen in entry for Karen Kirstine Jorgens D, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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