I do not really know when Jens was born- Just what information that is on Petronella's baptism record. That he was born in Fredrikshald. Boel was born in 1824 therfore I assumed Jens must have been around her age?
I do not know if any of the Godparents/ or witnesses are relations of Jens either- although they are all from Fredrikshald too.
Another internet Helper sent me this information:
Johanne Petronelle’s baptizm record:
Østfold fylke, Idd, Enningdal i Idd, Ministerialbok nr. III 3 (1832-1847), Fødte og døpte 1846, side 128.http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=394&id
The records states that her father is from Fredikshald. I had to get some help deciphering the handwriting but here it is:
Born 19th of March 1846 and baptized 12th of April 1846
Johanne Petronelle Jensd.
Born out of wedlock
Bachelor tailor journeyman Jens Olsen from Fredrikshald and unmarried girl Boel Marte Johannesdtr from Sanden sub farm of Wesløn(?)
laborer Niels Nielsen, laborer Anders Larsen, laborer Christian Christensen all from Fredrikshald. Marie Johannesdtr and Anne Johannesdtr ???kketorp
The child is not home baptized.
The birth is notified by the father of the child’s mother Johannes Olsen, tenant at Sanden.
I guess Jens occupation helps but not that much as I am sure there were many tailors at that time.
I think a friend tried to help me before searching for Jens olsen & came up with two or three likely matches. A Jens Martin Olsen was one of them.
I was told by the Deaf Institute that Petronella's parents died young so perhaps Jens did not live that long ?? Boel married Carl Brynildsen on 8 Oct 1848 in Idd- so maybe Jens died before that??
Sorry to be so vague but this is all that I know.
Thanks for helping