Jens Jensen Fjeldrad
(-Bef 1850)
Johanne Marie Christensdatter
(Abt 1798-)

Jens Christian Jensen
(1822-1876)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Ane Cathrine Hansdatter

Jens Christian Jensen 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 11 Apr 1822, Ørsø, Dronninglund Sogn (Brønderslev), Nordjylland, Denmark 6
  • Christened: 12 Apr 1822, Ørsø, Dronninglund Sogn (Brønderslev), Nordjylland, Denmark 7
  • Marriage (1): Ane Cathrine Hansdatter on 20 Jun 1851 in Dronninglund Kirke, Dronninglund, (Hjørring), Nordjylland, Denmark 1
  • Died: 21 Feb 1876, <Hov>, Hals Sogn, (Aalborg), Nordjylland, Denmark at age 53 8
  • Buried: 29 Feb 1876, <Hals Kirkegaard, Hals>, (Aalborg), Nordjylland, Denmark

   Another name for Jens was Jens Christian Jensen Ørsøe.

  Research Notes:

From Donald M. Johnson's letter 23 July 1972 to his sister Alice (Johnson) Hickerson:
Dronninglund Church (old castle church) records for 1851 contain: "Married on June 20, 1851, at three o'clock, the bachelor Jens Christian Jensen of Dorf, 29 years, and the girl, Ane Cathrine Hansdatter of Asaa, 21 years. Sponsors: Lars Sorensen and Lars Peter Nielsen of Asaa." Records exist showing that family bought a house (No. 4 f of Hou) at Hou, Hals Parish, Kjaer District, on June 11, 1866. Hou and Hov are the same place.
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Note: In 2011, the current researcher inadvertently misidentified Jens Christian Jensen as the man of the same name born on 21 Oct 1821 in Bolle, christened on 28 Oct 1821. That Jens Christian's parents were Jens Hansen Smed and Christiane Jensdatter. Please do not make that same mistake.

Subsequently, in 2017, Mr. Thomsen mistakenly identified his parents as Jens Jensen and Mette Nielsdatter, with a birthdate and place for Jens Christian of 23 Dec 1821 in Asaa. A rough translation of notes provided by Finn H. Thomsen on 24 Sep 2017:
"1821 - Born the 23 Dec. in Asaae Bye [Asaa town], Dronninglund parish, baptized the same day 23 Dec., son of lodger Jens Jensen and Mette Nielsdatter. Godparents: Anna Larsdatter from the farm "Knirren" in West Melholt, Johanne Marie Pousdatter, Ørsøe, Hans Rasmussen, Godiks Pedersen from Ørsøe and Mads Jensen from Skrydsholt." Mr. Thomsen obtained this information from the Dunninglund church records for 1813-1829, bulletin 105. This, however, is also a different person.

Mr. Thomsen's further research in 2017 revealed that our family's Jen Christian Jensen, Dannesbrogsmand (see the death announcement by his widow), was born 11 Apr 1822 in Ørsø, as is presented here. The deciding element was the fact that Jens Christian was living in Dorf at the time of his marriage. Only one of the three candidates was in Dorf in 1851. In addition, that same man was honored with the title Dannesbrogsmand after his service in the war against Germany. His widow gave him that title in her published announcement of his death.

  Christening Notes:

Jens Chr. born the 11 apr., 1822, baptized at home the 12 Apr., son of Jens Jensen Fjelrad ejer (owner) of Kobber Vandmølle (Water-mill) and wife Johanne Marie Christensdatter, Ørsøe - Godfathers and - mothers: Anne Christensdatter Tveddegaard, Johanne Marie Poulsdatter, Ørsøe, Christen Mikkelsen, Store Fælden, Jens Christian Mikkelsens datter, Ørsøe og Knud Christensen, Ørsøe Mølle.

  Death Notes:

A translation of the death notice from his widow Ane Cathrine published in the Aalborg Stiftstidende on 24 and 25 February 1876:
Announcement
That my dear, loved husband, my 11 children loved father (the loved father of my 11 children), Dannebrogsmand Jens Christian Jensen, is passed away the 21 Feb. Announced herewith of his deep bereaved widow and children. - The funeral will take place from the home Tuesday the 29 Feb. at 1o'clock.
Hou Skov (Wood), the 22 Feb. 1876
Ane Cathrine Jensen,
Born Hansen

  Burial Notes:

It is the opinion of Finn H. Thomsen that Jens Christian was buried in the Hals Church cemetery.

  Noted events in his life were:

• Census: Denmark, 18 Feb 1834, Dronninglund Sogn, (Hjørring), Nordjylland, Denmark. Household:
Lars Christian Christensen, [head], 24, married, plowman
Johanne Marie Jensdatter, 23, married, his wife
Christen Larsen, 1, single, their child

Christian Christensen, 43, married, Aftægtsmand
Johanne Marie Christensdatter, 36, married, his wife
Jens Christian Jensen, 12, single, her son

• Census: Denmark, 1840.

• Enlisted: Danish army, 11th Battalion, 1 Jun 1844, Denmark. 9 Participated in the 3. Years War between Germany and Denmark (1848-1850), where he was appointed to Under-Corporal.

• Named: Dannebrogsmand, 6 Oct 1850, Denmark. 10 Jens Chr. was appointed the 6. Oct. to "Dannebrogsmand" under his soldier-name "Jens Christian Ørsø" (Ørsø refers to his birthplace). The appointment was due to his participation in the 3-year war between Germany and Denmark over Schleswig-Holstein.

• House: Bought house No. 4 f, 11 Jun 1866, Hov (Hou), Hals Sogn, (Aalborg), Nordjylland, Denmark.

• Census: Denmark, 1 Feb 1860, <Asaa, Dronninglund Sogn>, (Broenderslev-Dronninglund), Nordjyllands, Denmark. 11 Household:
Jens Christian Jensen, [head], 38, born in Dronninglund Parish, Hjørring Amt, Dannebonde
Ane Chathrine Hansen, wife, 30, Hou [should be Laesø], Baptist
Christen Jensen, child, 8, [Asaa], Dronninglund Parish
Marie Jensen, child, 6, Dronninglund Parish
Line Jensen, child, 4, Dronninglund Parish
Hans Jensen, child, 2, Dronninglund Parish
Bergette Hansen, 31 [probably the sister of Ane Cathrine Hansen], servant, Laesø

• Census: Denmark, 1 Feb 1850, Dorf, Dronninglund, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Nordjylland, Denmark. 12 Household:
Lars Christensen, 40, married, [head]
Johanne Marie Jensdatter, 39, married, his wife
Christen Larsen, 17, single, their child
Carolline Larsdatter, 12, single, their child
Birthe Marie Larsdatter, 8, single, their child
Jensine Larsdatter, 6, single, their child

*Johanne Marie Christensdatter, 52, widow, Aftægtskone
Karen Marie Christiansdatter, 16, single, her child
Jens Christian Jensen, 28, single, absent in war service

• Bought: farm, land register 4F, from Ole Frederik Nielsen, 1 Mar 1867, Hou, Hals, Kær, Ålborg, Denmark. 13 The farm was subsequently sold to Jens Peter Sørensen Dal.

• Census: Denmark, Feb 1870, Hals, Kaer, Ålborg, Denmark. 14 Jens Christian Jensen, 48, married, house father, b. Dronninglund sogn, Hjørring amt.
Ane Cathrine Hansen, 39, married, house wife, b. Læsø
Bergithe Marie Hansen, 40, single [probably Ane Cathrine's sister], servant, Læsø
Hans Jensen, 12, single, son, Dronninglund sogn, Hjørring amt.
Jens Møller Jensen, 9, single, son, Dronninglund sogn, Hjørring amt.
Lauritz Christian Jensen, 6, single, son, Dronninglund sogn, Hjørring amt.
Mette Johanne Jensen, 4, single, daughter, Dronninglund sogn, Hjørring amt.
Marthinus Jensen, 2, single, son, Hals sogn, Ålborg amt.
Marrinus Jensen, 1, single, son, Hals sogn, Ålborg amt.


Jens married Ane Cathrine Hansdatter, daughter of Hans Pedersen and Mette Kirstine Christensdatter, on 20 Jun 1851 in Dronninglund Kirke, Dronninglund, (Hjørring), Nordjylland, Denmark.1 (Ane Cathrine Hansdatter was born on 7 Jul 1831 in Høllet, Hals Sogn, Læso, Nordjylland, Denmark 15.)


  Marriage Notes:

Dronninglund Church (old castle church) records for 1851 contain: "Married on June 20, 1851, at three o'clock, the bachelor Jens Christian Jensen of Dorf, 29 years, and the girl, Ane Cathrine Hansdatter of Asaa, 21 years. Groomsmen: Lars Sorensen and Lars Peter Nielsen of Asaa." This record was found by Finn H. Thomsen (24 Sep 2017) and Donald M. Johnson (1972).

FamilySearch.org "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916" has a marriage date of 20 May 1851 in Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark. 16

Sources


1 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FKQS-KX7 : 6 December 2014), Jens Christian Jensen and Ane Cathrine Hansdr, 20 May 1851; citing Dronninglund,Hjorring,Denmark, reference ; FHL microfilm 48,989.

2 Johnson, DeWayne B. and Lorna Wallace Johnson, Johnson/Wallace Family Tree.

3 Personal Documents, DeWayne B. Johnson family documents & photographs.

4 Personal Documents, Donald Johnson's letter 23 July 1972.

5 Correspondence, Letters and research notes of Finn H. Thomsen beginning 24 Sep 2017.

6 "Danish National Archive," database and images, Rigsarkivet (https://www.sa.dk/en/ : accessed 24 Oct 2017); Dronninglund Sogn, Kontraministerialbog, 1813 FD - 1829 FD, pg. 110 (1822); https://www.sa.dk/ao-soegesider/da/billedviser?bsid=161012#161012,27052592.

7 Correspondence, Finn H. Thomsen, from church records.

8 Correspondence, Hals Church records 1876-1883FKVD, bulletin 135 and reproduction of the death notice. Announcement and translation by Finn H. Thomsen.

9 Correspondence, Finn H. Thomsen, who researched Danish military records.

10 Correspondence, Finn H. Thomsen, from the Aalborg Stiftstidende on 15 Oct 1850.

11 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "Denmark Census, 1860," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLDH-DSB6 : 30 August 2017), Jens Christian Jensen, Dronninglund, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Danmark; from "1860 Denmark Census," database and images, MyHerit.

12 "Danish National Archive," database and images, Rigsarkivet (https://www.sa.dk/en/ : accessed 24 Oct 2017); Hjørring, Dronninglund, Dronninglund, Dorf Skoledistrikt i Dronninglund, page 32, Banholt, 203, FT-1850, CO395; https://www.sa.dk/ao-soegesider/en/billedviser?bsid=113705#113705,17259626.

13 Correspondence, Finn H. Thomsen.

14 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "Denmark Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL8L-LTSY : 15 October 2017), Jens Christian Jensen, Hals, Kær, Ålborg, Danmark; from "1870 Denmark Census," database and images, MyHeritage ( https://www.

15 Correspondence, Research notes, probably from the Dronninglund Church records, provided by Finn H. Thomsen.

16 http://www.familysearch.org, https://www.familysearch.org/search/recordDetails/show?uri=https://api.familysearch.org/records/pal:/MM9.1.r/9ZMC-QJC/p4.


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