John Henry Yensen

23 January 1854–21 August 1921 (Age 67)
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of John Henry

When John Henry Yensen was born on 23 January 1854, in New York City, New York, United States, his father, Nicholas Niels Jensen, was 36 and his mother, Karan Cathrine Jensen, was 32. He married Hattie McCoy in 1874. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Lowell, Kearney, Nebraska, United States in 1880. He died on 21 August 1921, in Golden, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 67.

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John Henry Yensen
Sarah Harriet McCoy
Marriage: 4 September 1875
Minnie Adeline Yensen
Lanore Yensen

Spouse and Children


    Sarah Harriet McCoy


4 September 1875
Red Cloud, Webster, Nebraska, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 9

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 18

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.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: patronymic from Mens, a pet form of the German personal names Meinhard or Meinrich.

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

Sources (3)

  • John H Yensen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Yenson in entry for Minnie A Erwin, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • John H. Yensen, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

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