Peter Jensen

30 June 1831–26 February 1913 (Age 81)
Bybjerg, Orø, Tuse, Holbæk, Denmark

The Life Summary of Peter

When Peter Jensen was born on 30 June 1831, in Bybjerg, Orø, Tuse, Holbæk, Denmark, his father, Jens Andreas Christensen, was 29 and his mother, Johanne Larsdatter, was 24. He married Bodil Marie Olsen on 12 February 1859, in Dråby, Frederiksborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Lynge-Frederiksborg, Frederiksborg, Denmark in 1860 and Rich, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 26 February 1913, in Ovid, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Ovid Cemetery, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Jensen
Bodil Marie Olsen
Marriage: 12 February 1859
Johanna Maria Jensen
Ole Peter Jensen
Lars Peter Jensen
Anna Hannah Jensen
Annie Christine Jensen
Johanna Christine " Hannah" Jensen
James Andrew Jensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 February 1859Dråby, Frederiksborg, Denmark
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
    Age 16
    The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.
    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks
    Age 28
    The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.

    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

    Mary Sorensen Jensen

    Mary Sorensen Jensen (full sister to John P. Sorensen) by Grace Jensen Walker I can best remember Grandmother as she sat in her favorite rocking chair that was placed conveniently on the hand loom …

    Sources (48)

    • Peter Jensen in entry for Alvin H Jensen, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Peder Jensen in household of Kristoffer Kirstensen, "Denmark Census, 1840"
    • Peter Jensen in entry for Georgean Jensen Osborne, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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