Peter Jensen

28 October 1854–6 April 1942 (Age 87)
Maribo, Denmark

The Life Summary of Peter

When Peter Jensen was born on 28 October 1854, in Maribo, Denmark, his father, Mads Jensen, was 43 and his mother, Ann Hansdatter, was 44. He married Hannah Rosenquist on 21 June 1875, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1859 and lived in Davenport, Lincoln, Washington, United States for about 20 years. He died on 6 April 1942, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Davenport, South Australia, Australia.

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Family Time Line

Peter Jensen
Hannah Rosenquist
Marriage: 21 June 1875
Effie Ann Jensen
Peter Alfred Jensen
Clara Luvinia Jensen
Maude Serena Jenson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 June 1875Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 17
    Historical Boundaries 1871: Spokane Falls, Stevens, Washington Territory, United States 1879: Spokane Falls, Spokane, Washington Territory, United States 1889: Spokane Falls, Spokane, Washington, United States 1891: Spokane, Washington, United States
    Age 26
    Historical Periods 1880: Spokane, Washington Territory, United States 1883: Lincoln, Washington Territory, United States 1889: Lincoln, Washington, United States

    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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    Sources (24)

    • Peter Janson, "United States Census, 1900"
    • P Jensen in entry for A P Myers and Clara L Jensen, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
    • Peter Jenson, "United States Census, 1930"

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