Oluf Jensen

3 March 1824–28 August 1876 (Age 52)
Långtjärn, Värmland, Sweden

The Life Summary of Oluf

When Oluf Jensen was born on 3 March 1824, in Långtjärn, Värmland, Sweden, his father, Jon Olsson, was 32 and his mother, Ingebor Jonasdotter, was 30. He married Maria Bengtsdotter on 17 April 1854, in Gräsmark, Värmland, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1870. He died on 28 August 1876, in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Richfield City Cemetery, Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oluf Jensen
Maria Bengtsdotter
Marriage: 17 April 1854
Alvena Maria Elnora Jensen
Amanda Caroline Jensen
Emily Charlotte Jenson
Amel Burnett Jenson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 April 1854Gräsmark, Värmland, Sweden
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    Age 8
    Göta Canal opened.
    Age 22
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Story Highlight

    A Sketch of the Lives of Ole Jensen and Maria Olsen (As Narrated by Their Granddaughter, Effie Dunn)

    My grandfather, Ole Jensen, was born March 4, 1824 at Grasmark, Vesmlan Sweden. My grandmother was born June 23, 1829 at Vernland, Sweden. Grandmother learned how to spin, weave, and knit when she wa …

    Sources (16)

    • Olive F Johnson in entry for Alfred B Johnson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Oluf Lauritz Jensen in entry for Johannes Mathiesen and Anna Johanne Christine Jensen, "Denmark, Copenhagen City, Civil Marriages, 1739-1964, Index 1877-1964"
    • Olie Jensen in entry for Amel Bernard Jensen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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