Jens Jensen

1773–
Vejle, Vejle, Denmark

The Life of Jens

When Jens Jensen was christened on 5 September 1773, in Vejle, Vejle, Denmark, his father, Jens Nielsen, was 53 and his mother, Mette MADSDATTER, was 32.

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Jens Nielsen
1720–1784
Mette MADSDATTER
1741–1814
Mads Jensen
1766–1769
Zidsel Jensen
1770–1771
Ane Marie Jensen
1770–1849
Mads Jensen
1771–1783
Jens Jensen
1773–
Maren Jensen
1775–1779
Maren Jensen
1779–1779
Maren Tolder
1779–
Maren Jensen
1780–
Hans Jensen
1784–

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World Events (3)

1776 · Kongens Klub

The club was founded in 1776 by former members of Drejer's Club. It was initially known as Fich's Club. The latter name was a reference to Gottlieb Schreck who had purchased the House in 1775. He had adapted the interior to be used by the club. The club initially had 25 members but in 1778 the number of members had grown to 80. On 16 November 1782, the club was granted permission to use the name Kongens Klub (Royal Club). The club soon became a meeting place for members of the higher middle class.
1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

The Old Artillery Barracks was the first of three barracks to be established in the Christianshavn district of Copenhagen. They were converted into barracks for the Artillery in 1789 and were used until 1923. Today, they have been converted into apartments and are listed for everyone.
1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis

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.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

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