Jens Severin Jensen

Brief Life History of Jens Severin

When Jens Severin Jensen was born on 22 May 1860, his father, Jens Jensen Skraeder, was 36 and his mother, Karen Jensdatter, was 37. He died on 15 August 1866, in Trail, Jackson, Oregon, United States, at the age of 6.

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Jens Jensen Skraeder
Karen Jensdatter
Jens Peter Jensen
Maren Jensen
Ane Jensen
Jens Peter Jensen
Jens Christian Jensen
Jens Severin Jensen
Nicolai Jensen

Sources (4)

  • Jens Severin Jensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Jens Severin Jensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Jens Severin Jensen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

World Events (5)

1862 · The Homestead Act

The Homestead Act of 1862 gave each citizen 160 acres of land. The qualified applicants were required to build a home and cultivate the land for five years.  


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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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