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Jens Jenssen Barsness
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Birth: Nov. 18, 1858
Sogn og Fjordane fylke, Norway
Death: Aug. 2, 1935
Fergus Falls
Otter Tail County
Minnesota, USA

Jens Jenssen Barsness was the son of Jens Olssen and Marta Nilsdatter.
Jens Jenssen Barsness married Maria L Thue between 1883 and 1884.
Obit was in the August 8, 1935 "The Cass Lake Times" on page #3, as copied by David Long 2/11/2004.
"Pioneer Passes
Jens J. Barsness, a resident of Cass Lake for 22 years passed away at his home here after an illness of several years.
Death came on Friday, August 2.
The funeral was held from the Trinity Lutheran Church on Monday, August 5th and interment was made in Pine Grove Cemetery.
Jens J. Barsness was born in Norway 76 years ago. He came to this country when a lad of six years and settled in Goodhue county. He came here from Douglas county 22 years ago. Last year he and his wife celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.
He is survived by nine children six preceding him in death. They are: Martin Barsness, Canada, John, Melvin, Andrew, Edwin, and Harry, Mrs. Sam Johnson and Mrs. Ben Greenside and Lawrence all of Cass Lake and one sister, Mrs. J. Walsted of Appleton."
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Minnesota Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905
about Jens Barsness
Name: Jens Barsness
Census Date: 1 May 1885
County: Douglas
Locality: Urness
Birth Location: Norway
Gender: Male
Estimated birth year: abt 1859
Race: White
Line: 10
Roll: MNSC_24
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Minnesota, Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905
about Jens Barsness
Name:Jens Barsness
Age:34
Census Date:1895
County:Pope
Locality:Barsness
Birth Location:Norway
Gender:Male
Estimated Birth Year:abt 1861
Race:White
LINE:14
Roll:V290_83
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1900 United States Federal Census
about Jens J Barsness
Name: Jens J Barsness
Home in 1900: Urness, Douglas, Minnesota
Age: 41
Birth Date: Nov 1858
Birthplace: Norway
Race: White
Ethnicity: American
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1864
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Father's Birthplace: Norway
Mother's Name: Martha
Mother's Birthplace: Norway
Spouse's name: Mary
Marriage Year: 1884
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 16
Residence : Urness Township, Douglas, Minnesota
Household Members: Name Age
Jens J Barsness 41
Mary Barsness 32
Lewis J Barsness 15
Martin Barsness 13
Nels Barsness 11
John Barsness 7
Melvin Barsness 5
Martha Barsness 3
Andrew Barsness 1
Martha Barsness 79
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Minnesota Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905
about Jens J Barsness
Name: Jens J Barsness
Census Date: 26 Jun 1905
County: Douglas
Locality: Urness
Birth Location: Norway
Gender: Male
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1860
Race: White
Father's Birth Location: Norway
Mother's Birth Location: Norway
Line: 8
Roll: MNSC_116
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1910 United States Federal Census
about Jens J Barsness
Name: Jens J Barsness
Age in 1910: 51
Estimated birth year: abt 1859
Birthplace: Norway
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Norway
Mother's Birth Place: Norway
Spouse's name: Maria
Home in 1910: Urness, Douglas, Minnesota
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1864
Household Members: Name Age
Jens J Barsness 51
Maria Barsness 42
Martin Barsness 23
John Barsness 17
Melvin Barsness 15
Martha Barsness 13
Andrias Barsness 11
Edwin Barsness 8
Harris Barsness 5
Isabela Barsness 4
Lorence Barsness 5/12
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1920 United States Federal Census
about Janes J Barsness
Name: Janes J Barsness
Home in 1920: Hart Lake, Hubbard, Minnesota
Age: 61 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1859
Birthplace: Norway
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Maria L
Father's Birth Place: Norway
Mother's Birth Place: Norway
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Year of Immigration: 1864
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 778
Household Members: Name Age
Janes J Barsness 61
Maria L Barsness 52
John J Barsness 27
Melvin Barsness 25
Andrew Barsness 20
Edwin Barsness 17
Harris Barsness 15
Isabella Barsness 13
Lawrence Barsness 10
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Family links: 
 Parents:
  Jens Barsness (1815 - ____)
  Martha Barsness (1820 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Maria Larsdatter Thue Barsness (1865 - 1942)*
 
 Children:
  Nels J Barsness (1888 - 1930)*
  John J Barsness (1892 - 1975)*
  Melvin Barsness (1894 - 1972)*
  Martha J Barsness Johnson (1896 - 1971)*
  Andrias (Andrew) Barsness (1899 - 1980)*
  Edwin J Barsness (1902 - 1993)*
  Harris (Harry) Barsness (1904 - 1971)*
  Isabella Barsness Greenside (1906 - 1990)*
  Lawrence J Barsness (1909 - 1943)*
 
 Sibling:
  Lewis J Barsness (____ - 1908)*
  Jens Jenssen Barsness (1858 - 1935)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Green Lea Cemetery
Hubbard County
Minnesota, USA
 
Created by: david long
Record added: May 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19352595
Jens Jenssen Barsness
Added by: david long
 
Jens Jenssen Barsness
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