Peter Jensen

17 March 1870–1 December 1958 (Age 88)
Århus, Denmark

The Life of Peter

When Peter Jensen was born on 17 March 1870, in Århus, Denmark, his father, Poul Jensen, was 26 and his mother, Frederikke Anine Magrethe Frederiksen, was 22. He married Adeline Ingeborg Andresen on 1 April 1893, in Rudkøbing, Langelands Nørre, Svendborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 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
Adeline Ingeborg Andresen
Marriage: 1 April 1893
Julius Peter Jensen
Eunice Jensen
Henry Arthur Jensen
Helen Camilla Jensen
Doris Christine Jensen

Spouse and Children

1 April 1893
Rudkøbing, Langelands Nørre, Svendborg, Denmark


Parents and Siblings

    Poul Jensen


    Frederikke Anine Magrethe Frederiksen




    Hermeline Agnethe Kirstine Jensen



    Hermeline Agnete Kirstine Jensen


    Jensine Petrine Jensen


    Jensine Petrine Jensen


+4 More Children

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.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 12

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
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

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a reduced form of Johannes ( see John ). This is Denmark's most frequent surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Peter Jensen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Peter Jensen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Peter Jensen, "United States Census, 1930"

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