When Peter T Jensen was born on 9 December 1876, in Ellsworth, Hamilton, Iowa, United States, his father, Thomas Christian Jensen, was 35 and his mother, Kirsten Marie Pedersen, was 29. He married Mary Christine Christensen on 19 January 1898, in Jewell, Hamilton, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Buffalo Center, Winnebago, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States for about 19 years. He died on 14 September 1952, in Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Clear Lake Cemetery, Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States.
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 .