Peter Jensen

Male17 March 1870–1 December 1958

Brief Life History of Peter

When Peter Jensen was born on 17 March 1870, in Århus, Denmark, his father, Poul Jensen, was 26 and his mother, Frederikke Anenine Magrethe Frederichsen, was 22. He married Adeline Ingeborg Andresen on 1 April 1893, in Rudkøbing, Langelands Nørre, Svendborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1920 and Inglewood Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 1 December 1958, in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Jensen
1870–1958
Adeline Ingeborg Andresen
1872–1951
Marriage: 1 April 1893
Julius Peter Jensen
1893–1962
Eunice Jensen
1898–
Henry Arthur Jensen
1899–1938
Leonard Jensen
1902–
Helen Camilla Jensen
1909–
Doris Christine Jensen
1916–1948

Sources (12)

  • Peter J Jensen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Peter Jensen in entry for Henry A Jensen, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Peter Jensen, "United States Census, 1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 April 1893Rudkøbing, Langelands Nørre, Svendborg, Denmark
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 2

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

    Age 9

    After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 26

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Holger, Einer, Jorgen, Bent, Knud, Per, Ove, Morten.

    Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a shortened form of Johannes (see John ). This is the most frequent surname in Denmark. In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variant Jenssen . Compare Jenson 2 and Johnson .

    English: variant of Jennison .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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