Book "Denmark to the Diggings"
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The Jans Family Tree begins here with the 1st known
generation OR you can choose a generation by clicking on
the links. Each link includes known family members.
1. Jans Johan c.1690's
& Martha Sohn
2. Jans Lorenz c.1722
& Frauke Jurgens
3. Jans Peter 1756
& Neela Peters
4. Jans Lorenz 1780 & Anna Karine Anderson
5. Jans Christian Constantine
Ferdinand 1815 & Anna Maria Grau
5. Jans Christian
August 1837 & Sofie
6. Jans JØrgen
'John' 1843 & Louisa Maria
6. Jans Andreas
"Andrew" 1846 &
Ellen/Eleanor Theresa Hansen
& Henrietta Cosham
William John 1883
& Nancy Bella Berry
8. Helga Adeline Jans
1920 & Charles Suckling Hollis
began researching my husband Max's maternal Jans family after my
mother in-law Helga passed away. Helga was very proud of her Danish
ancestry and was eager to know all about them. Just before Helga's
death in 1990 she made contact with a distant cousin Anna Grau in
Marslev Denmark and a few years later I too corresponded with Anna's
son Per Grau Moller. Information on this site has been gained from
our Danish cousins, Helga's and my own research, Debbie Van Corler, and that of another
cousin John Jans in Queensland who without his hard work we would
know very little of of Jans ancestry back from 1815 to 1690's. He
obtained the early Danish /German parish records from the Church of
Latter Day Saints and painstakingly searched through the reels to
find births, baptisms, marriages and deaths. It is thanks to John
that I too now have copies of these early records.
Earliest known Jans Ancestor
Johan Jans c.1690's
Johan Jans was born
Married: Johan wed Martha Sohn c.1722. They had at
least one son Lorenz Jans.
Lorenz Jans c.1722
Born / Died:
Lorenz Jans death entry in the Ketting
Parish Register appears to say Lorenz was born c.1722 around Christmas in
Erldenbottel/or maybe Koldenbytel Denmark, and died 17 Oct 1782 at St Peters
Denmark. Married: Lorenz married Frauke Jurgens in 1747 Vollerweik Denmark.
Wife Born/ Died: Frauke Jurgens: b.1724 - 1804 St
Peters Denmark (parish reg.), the daughter of Broder Jurgens.
Family of Johan &
Jans b.1747 Vollerweik Denmark.
Jans b.1752 St Peter
Jans b.1756 ......(parish
on parish register at the time of the death of his mother states Lorenz aged
38yrs had been at sea for 15years in the East Indies)
Peter Jans 1756
Born: Peter Jans
was born 1756 St Peter 4th
child of Lorenz and Frauke.
Married: Peter married Neela Peters on 14th Nov. 1779 Vollerweik Denmark.
Wife Born: Neela Peters birth date and
place are not know, her parents were Jacob Hans Peters
and Anna Broders
Death: Peter died 18th August 1830 at Vollerweik,
Family of Peter & Neela
Jans b.15.8.1780 St Peters (parish
2. Jacob Hans
Jans (1) b.1782.......................
(parish reg. Ketting)
Jans b.1786 Vollerweik.....................
5. Jacob Hans
Jans (2) b.1791......................
Lorenz Jans 1780
Born: Lorenz Jans born 15 Aug 1790 (parish
reg) St Peters Schleswig Holstein, eldest son of Peter & Neela Jans.
Note: Denmark ruled all of Schleswig-Holstein, including Lübeck and parts of
Hamburg and Oldenburg, until 1864.
Marriage: Lorenze married Anna Karine Anderson
Wife Born: Ann Karina Anderson was
born 1785 Skiend
Died: Ann died 13th December 1860 at Ullerup Denmark.
Died: Lorenze died 6th June 1864 Ullerup Denmark.
Family of Lorenz & Anna
12 Aug 1812 in Toenning. He married on 30 Jun 1838 in Denmark Katharine
Marie Grethe Jensen Jans Paradis, born 12 Oct 1815 in
Denmark; died 19 Sep 1868 in Miang, Hørup parish, Als Sønder, Sønderborg,
Denmark, daughter of Jens Jørgensen Paradis and Kathrine Marie Christiansen
Link to more information on Peter Jans & Family
2. Ingeborg Caroline
Jans b.c.1813 Tonning
Holstein d.1821 Ketting Augustenborg.
3. Christian Constantine Ferdinand
at Tonning Holstein Germany? d. 20 April 1901 Ketting.
Link to more information on Christian Constantine Ferdinand Jans & Family
4. Jacob Hansen
Jans b.1820 Ketting
5. Ingeborg Karine
Jans b.1822 Ketting
Augustenborg Denmark m. Peter Lorens Peterson 21 Jan 1854
Link to 5th Generation
Christian Constantine Ferdinand Jans & Family
me if you have any queries, any mistakes I've made help me
to correct them, and differences of opinion I welcome
discussion. For a comprehensive history on the Jans family
see the book "Denmark to the Diggings"
© 2006 Barbara Hollis