Martha Jensen

26 August 1828–
Lærdal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

The Life of Martha

Martha Jensen was christened on 26 August 1828, in Lærdal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway as the daughter of Jens Olsen Otternes.

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Family Time Line

Jens Olsen Otternes
1789–1860
Ole Jensen
1822–
Ole Jensen Kvam
1823–
Ingebor Jensen
1825–
Ingeborg Jensdatter Kvam
1825–1918
Jensen
1826–1826
Ole Jensen Kvam
1827–
Martha Jensdatter Kvam
1828–
Martha Jensen
1828–
Jens Jensen Kvam
1830–
Jens Jensen
1830–
Ole Jensen
1832–
Jens Jensen
1833–
Jens Jensen Kvam
1833–
Ole Jensen
1835–
Johanne Jensdatter Kvam
1835–1920
Johanne Jensen
1835–
Jens Jensen
1837–
Mons Jensen
1838–1913
Johannes Jensen
1840–
Johannes Jensen Kvam
1840–1915
Anna Jensen
1842–
Ivar Jensen Kvam
1843–1879
Iver Jensen
1843–
Johannes Jensen
1845–
Torkel Jensen Kvam
1845–
Torkild Jensen
1845–
Synneva Jensdatter Kvam
1849–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(27)

    Ole Jensen

    Male1822–Male

    Ole Jensen Kvam

    Male1823–Male

    Female1825–Female

    Ingeborg Jensdatter Kvam

    Female1825–1918Female

    Jensen

    Male1826–1826Male

+22 More Children

World Events (3)

1829 · Colonel Hans Christian Heg

Birth year of Colonel Heg Hans Christian Heg emigrated in 1840 with his parents to Muskego, Wisconsin. Norwegian American Civil War hero, abolitionist, journalist, anti-slavery activist, politician and soldier. He was best known for leading the Scandinavian 15th Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment on the Union side in the American Civil War. 
1832 · Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

"Birth year of Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson. Norwegian writer who received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature. He wrote the lyrics to the Norwegian national anthem ""Ja, vi elsker."""
1834 · Fox River Settlement

Fox River Settlement in Illinois begun in 1834. It was the first permanent Norwegian-American immigrant settlement in the Midwest.

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 (1)

  • Martha Jensen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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