Christian Jensen was born on 13th May 1822 in Brahetrolleborg in Fyn. After working as a lieutenant in the navy during the Three-Years-War in 1848 to 1851, he travelled to Liverpool to work as a ship builder.
In Liverpool, he was married, had children, and made a lot of money; compared to the norm back then.
When his wife died, he travelled back to Denmark and settled at the railway station in Skjern, where he rented a room and built a garden hut which he named ”Captain Jürgensens Minde” in memory of a close friend.
Christian Jensen died on 31st March 1895, when he was about 73 years old. He left a letter behind which said: 'I want my funeral to be as meager as possible. The epitaph should only say: 'Here rests the crock of Christian Jensen''.
Christian Jensen got what he wanted and the gravestone is so unusual that the church in Skjern decided to make it a protected burial plot and to pay for all future maintenance.