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Jens Christiansen (1802 to 1881) and Ane Kirstine Nielsen (1807 to 1871) –
Helena Jensen’s Great-grandparents

Jens Christiansen was born about 1802 in Ballum, Tonder, Denmark that lies close to the German border on the sea. Ane Kirstine Nielsen was born on January 25, 1807, in Norre Bork, Norre Horne, Ringkobing, Denmark, see map below. They were married around 1830, probably in Norre Bork, Ringkobing, where all six of their children were born. Their first son was our great-grandfather, Christian Thomsen Jensen, who was born in 1832.1 The Danish Census for 1834 indicates Jens lived on a farm and was a bailiff, a court attendant entrusted with a variety of duties. Also at this time, they had a maid living in the home.2 Later, he was a county commissioner.3 He died on February 11, 1881. Ane died on September 22, 1871.1

Source:
1. Family group sheet by Christian Peter Thomsen
2. Danish Census, 1834, Parish C6117, County 35, Source Entry C6117
3. History of Christian Thomsen Jensen written by Helena Jensen Thomsen.

Written by Richard W. Thomsen

Ane Kirstine Nielsen and Jens Christiansen
Ane Kirstine Nielsen and Jens Christiansen
Norre Bork Parish Church
Norre Bork Parish Church
All six children were christened here.
Norre Bork is located just south of Ringkobing Fjord
Norre Bork is located just south of Ringkobing Fjord