|Birth: ||Jun. 7, 1862, Denmark|
|Death: ||Apr. 10, 1942|
Christian Immigrated from Denmark to the USA in 1887. In the 1900 United States Census, Christian Christiansen shows him as a farmer and was living with his brother Jens in Desoto Township, Washington county, Nebraska. His wife, Ida and family arrived later. Along the way, Christian changed the spelling of his last name from Christiansen to Christensen.
Pilot Tribune--Blair, Washington County, Nebraska, 16 April 1942
CHRIS CHRISTENSEN, 79, DIED IN OMAHA FRIDAY; FUNERAL MONDAY
Chris Christensen, 79, who farmed near Blair in former years, died Friday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dora Sander, 3022 Tucker street Omaha. Born at Astrup, Denmark, June 7, 1862, he had lived in Nebraska since Coming to America 1887.
Funeral services, arrangements in charge of the Bendorf Funeral Home of Blair, were held at 2:30 P.M. Monday at the Orum Danish Lutheran Church, the Rev. George E. Moeller of Omaha officiating. Interment was in Orum cemetery.
Mr. Christensen's wife died several months ago. Surviving him are three sons, Nels Christensen of Kennard, Marshall of Flint, Michigan, and Chris, Address unknown; three daughters, Mrs. K.T. Christensen of Bennington, Mrs. Tillie King and Mrs. Sanders, both of Omaha. There are two sisters, Mrs. Sena Wolff and Mrs Paulina Knutsen, Both of Orum. Also surviving are 35 grandchildren and 32 great-great grandchildren.
Christ Christensen, 80, former resident of the Blair vicinity, died Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dora Sander, 3022 Tucker street.
Survivors: Son's, Nels, Kennard, and Marshall, flint Mich., daughter's, Mrs. K.T. Christensen, Bennington, Neb., Mrs. Tillie King, Omaha, and Mrs. Sander. Services at the Sander home, Florence, 1 p.m. Monday.
Cause of Death from death certificate: Bronchial Asthma, Myocardial Hegaueialium due to Mitral insuffencies. Aged 79 Years, 10 months and 3 days
The union of Christian and Ida Mae Simmsen Christensen (Christiansen) was blessed with seven children; four sons and three daughters:
Matilda (Tillie) Christensen (1890 – 1978)
* 1st Husband: William King ( - )
* 2nd Husband: Vyo Lynn (1887 - )
Neils Peter Christensen (1893 – 1957)
Maren (Myra) Christensen (1894 – 1914)
Baby Christensen ( – )
Marshall Christensen (1898 – 1942)
* Wife: Maggie ( - )
Dora Christensen (1901 – 1981)
Oscar William Christensen (1903 – 1915)
Kristina Marie Christensen (1883 – 1951)
Christian Martin Johan Christiansen (1884 – 1915)
WIFE OF CHRISTIAN: Mary Ellen "Mayme" Lake Allenbeck
Notes added by Photo Contributor Bill W:
The headstone for Christ Christensen lies north of the marker for his wife, Ida Christensen, near the northwestern corner of the cemetery. In google maps, the coordinates for his grave are 41.553859,-96.289016
Looking west at the gravemarkers for Ida (left) and Christ Christensen. They are located near the western edge, in the second lot south of the northwestern corner.
Niels Peter Christiansen (1831 - 1913)
Maren Madsdatter Christiansen (1838 - 1920)
Ida May Simmsen Christensen (1863 - 1941)
Kristina Marie Christensen Christensen (1883 - 1951)*
Matilda Christensen Lynn (1890 - 1978)*
Nels Peter Christensen (1893 - 1957)*
Maren Christensen Eliassen (1895 - 1914)*
Dora M Christensen Sander (1901 - 1981)*
Oscar William Christensen (1903 - 1915)*
Dorothea Marie Christiansen Jensen (1859 - 1904)*
Christian Nielsen Christ Christensen (1862 - 1942)
Peter Christiansen (1865 - 1951)*
Jens Christiansen (1868 - 1953)*
Nelsena Marie Christiansen Buchardt Wulf (1872 - 1967)*
Pauline Marie Christiansen Knutsen (1876 - 1963)*
Maria C. Christiansen Lund (1879 - 1919)*
Baby Christiansen (1898 - 1898)*
Lincoln Lutheran Cemetery
Created by: Connie Schwindt Rumold
Record added: Sep 18, 2012
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