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Hans Christian Jensen
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Birth: Mar. 3, 1860, Denmark
Death: Jan. 5, 1937
Cuming County
Nebraska, USA

Note added by Photo Contributor Bill W:
The headstone for Hans Jensen is next to and south of his son, Jens Peter Jensen and north of his wife, Dorthea Jensen, and father, Jens Paulsen. The east edge of Hans' marker has sunk into the ground. This plot is located on the north side of the cemetery, east of the center aisle.

Hans C. Jensen was born March 3, 1860, at Jutland, Denmark.

He learned the blacksmithing trade in the old country. He came to the United States in 1880 and came to Blair, Nebraska. He was married to Dorothea Christiansen, July 17, 1882, locating at Orum, Nebr., where he followed his trade.

To this union four children were born, one child dying in infancy. His wife died 33 years ago and his son a year later. He came to Bancroft 14 years ago working at his trade with his son until about 10 years ago; working at his trade about 60 years.

Passed away at Bancroft Jan. 5, 1937. He leaves one son, J.P. Jensen, Shenandoah, Ia., one daughter, Mrs. Venus Pratt, McCracken, Kan., six grandchildren, one great grandchild, one sister, Mrs. Nels Madsen, Jackson, Minn.

Burial will be made at Orum Nebr. in the family lot. He was 76 years, 10 months and 2 days old at the time of his death.

Source: Pilot-Tribune, January 21, 1937

Hans C. Jensen, former Orum blacksmith who died last Thursday at Bancroft, was buried in Orum Cemetery Saturday afternoon, services at the grave being in charge of the I.O.O.F. lodge. Mr. Jensen had been a member for 45 years.

Source: The Pilot Newspaper July 10, 1912

At about 1:30 o'clock on the afternoon of the 4th, fire broke out in Hans C. Jensen's blacksmith shop out at Orum and both it and the residence burned to the ground. Mr. Jensen and his family were in this city celebrating and no one knows how the fire was started. Simon Larsen's and J.C. Christiansen's were at home and did what they could to save the house, but owing to the high wind their efforts were unveiling. They did get most of the furniture out of the lower story, but all his blacksmith tools, books and accounts all burned. It looked for a time as thought the store, in which the Orum branch of the Blair central is located, would burn, but it was saved, fortunately. Mr. Jensen had about $800 in insurance, whereas his loss is estimated at bout $2000, not to mention what he had on his books. He would appreciated it very much if those knowing themselves to be indebted to him would call at the town house, where he is now located, and pay it. The $800 won't even build him a suitable home for himself and daughter, let alone build a shop and equip it with sufficient tools to enable him to earn his living again. The neighbors around there have started a subscription paper to help him rebuild and the business men of this city will also help. He is a good workman and good citizen and is deserving of whatever those who feel able to help him may contribute. Those wishing to help may see or send checks either to J.C. Christiansen at Orum or to F.W. Arndt, president of the Blair Merchant's Associatition at Blair.

Washington County, Nebraka Genealogical Society
Marriages in Washington County, Nebraska
Date of Marriage: 7/17/1882
Page: 23

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Hans C Jensen
Age: 39
Birth Date: Mar 1861
Birthplace: Denmark
Home in 1900: Lincoln, Washington, Nebraska
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1882
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Dorthea Jensen
Marriage Year: 1883
Years Married: 17
Father's Birthplace: Denmark
Mother's Birthplace: Denmark

Household Members: Name Age
Hans C Jensen 39
Dorthea Jensen 40
Carolina Jensen 15
Niels Jensen 13


Brother in law of Jens Peter Christiansen

Family links: 
  Jens Peter Paulsen (1831 - 1884)
  Karen Marie Andersdatter Poulsen (1830 - 1912)
  Dorothea Marie Christiansen Jensen (1859 - 1904)
  Jens Peter Jensen (1883 - 1952)*
  Emma Caroline Jensen Pratt (1885 - 1977)*
  Nels Peter Jensen (1887 - 1906)*
  Mathilda Jensen (1890 - 1890)*
  Hans Christian Jensen (1860 - 1937)
  Pauline M Jensen Madsen (1870 - 1949)*
*Calculated relationship
Dorothea M, H.C., Mathilda Jensen & Jens P. Paulsen
Lincoln Lutheran Cemetery
Washington County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: NE, Row F, No.4
Created by: Connie Schwindt Rumold
Record added: Sep 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96879315
Hans Christian Jensen
Added by: Bill W
Hans Christian Jensen
Added by: Bill W
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Hans Christian Jensen, my Greatgrandfather. Thank you for all you did as the family head; providing the means and place for the rest of the family to come to America. You and Grandma Dorothea are true heros to me. You will always be remembered.
- Connie Schwindt Rumold
 Added: Jun. 18, 2013

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