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Maren Andersen
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Birth: 1834
Praesto
Sjælland, Denmark
Death: 1915
Douglas County
Minnesota, USA

Obituary: Park Region Echo, July 22, 1915 page 3, Col. 4
Death of Mrs. Jacob Anderson (should be Andersen)
Maren Anderson (Andersen)

Sunday morning at 8:30, Mrs. Jacob Anderson of Osakis died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alfred Knudson of Osakis Township. She had been suffering during the past nine months from diabetes, but was able to be around until the last few days. She arrived at the home of her daughter Tuesday of last week from a visit at Alexandria, and was getting weaker so was taken to bed where she remained until death at the good old age of 1 years and two weeks.
Miss Maren Jensen was born July 4th 1834 at Spjellerup, Denmark. On Aug. 23, 1858 she and Jacob Andersen were married. They remained in Denmark until leaving for America in 1870. They came direct to Nelson, Minnesota and settled on the farm now known as the Miller farm and on which a part of Nelson town is now located. Four children were born to them. One died at the age of four, the other three are Mrs. O.J. Stedje of Osakis, Mrs. R. J. Jobes of Alexandria and Stina (Mrs. Alfred) Knudson of Osakis, who remain to mourn the departure of a loving and faithful mother.
Mr. and Mrs. Andersen lived at Nelson on their farm for a number of years when they moved to Alexandria, where lived for about twenty years, and where Mr. Andersen died about eleven years ago, when Mrs. Andersen moved to Osakis where she has since resided.
The funeral was held from the home of Alfred Knudson, Rev. Paulson of Nelson officiating. The remains were placed at rest at the Nelson Cemetery. The pall bearers were Rasmus Simonson, Hans Jensen, George Hanson, Hans Peterson, L. Hanson and Peter Boesen.
(The funeral was probably held at the Danish Lutheran Church of Nelson.)

Here are Jacob Andersen and his wife Maren Jensen, on the 1860 census in Sjellerup, Denmark. Matching what Maren's obituary indicated.

Præstø, Fakse, Spjellerup, Spjellerup by, , en Gaard, 5, FT-1860
Name: Age: Marital status: Occupation in household: Occupation: Birth place:
The farm owner and his wife:
Jens Pedersen 67 Gift gaardejer. Thureby sogn, Præstø amt
Kirsten Olsdatter 63 Gift Hans kone Varpelev sogn, Præstø amt.
The couple that came to Douglas County, Minnesota in 1870:
Jacob Andersen 24 Married farmworker. Karise parish, Præstø county, Sjælland, Denmark.
Maren Jensen 26 Married, his wife, born in Spjellerup parish, Præstø county, Sjælland, Denmark
Hired farm hands, unmarried
Hans Andersen 22 Ugift Tjenestefolk Karise sogn, Præstø amt
Rasmus Jensen 16 Ugift Tjenestefolk Spjellerup sogn, Præstø amt
Maren Kirstine Larsen 23 Ugift Tjenestefolk Faxe sogn, Præstø amt.

Best match for Maren Jensen on the 1850 census with her parents in Denmark, before marrying Jacob Andersen. You can see first the parents Jens Pedersen, age 57, born Højerup parish, the mother is Kirsten Olsdatter, age 53, born at Varpelev parish.
They live at:
Præstø, Fakse, Spjellerup, Spjellerup by, , en Gaard, 7, FT-1850
Name: Age: Marital status: Occupation in household: Occupation: Birth place:
Jens Pedersen 57 Gift Gaardmand, husfader. Højerup sogn, Præstø amt.
Kirsten Olsdatter 53 Gift Hans kone Varpelev sogn, Præstø amt.
Peder Jensen 29 Ugift Deres barn Alslev sogn, Præstø amt
Ole Jensen 22 Ugift Deres barn Her i sognet
Marie Jensen 25 Ugift Deres barn Alslev sogn, Præstø amt
Johanne Jensen 21 Ugift Deres barn Her i sognet
Maren Jensen 16 Unmarried, their child, born here in the parish
Anders Sørensen 21 Ugift Tjenestefolk Her i sognet
Niels Larsen 36 Gift indsidder, skomager, husfader. Her i sognet
Karen Hansdatter 27 Gift Hans kone Faxe sogn, Præstø amt.
Udøbt Drengebarn 1 Ugift Deres søn Her i sognet
Karen Hansdatter 57 Enke understøttelse Her i sognet

Maren Jensen on the 1855 census:
Præstø, Fakse, Spjellerup, Spjellerup by, , en Gaard, 6, FT-1855
Name: Age: Marital status: Occupation in household: Occupation: Birth place:
Jens Pedersen 62 Gift gaardmand, husfader. Thureby sogn, Præstø amt
Kirsten Olsdatter 63 Gift Hans kone Varpelev sogn, Præstø amt.
Peder Jensen 32 Ugift Deres søn, bestyrer gaarden. Alslev sogn, Præstø amt
Mette Johanne Jensen 26 Ugift Deres datter Her i sognet
Maren Jensen 21 Ugift Deres datter Her i sognet
Peder Jensen 18 Ugift Tjeneste Her i sognet
Niels Larsen 41 Gift Skomager, indsidder, husfader. Her i sognet
Karen Marie Hansdatter 32 Gift Hans kone Faxe sogn, Præstø amt.
Lars Nielsen 6 Ugift Deres barn Her i sognet
Karen Marie Nielsen 3 Ugift Deres barn Her i sognet
Udøbt Drengebarn 1 Ugift Deres barn Her i sognet

Maren Jensen on the 1845 census in Denmark along with others from the farm. Her father owns the farm.

Præstø, Fakse, Spjellerup, Store Spjellerup, , en Gaard, 1, FT-1845
Name: Age: Marital status: Occupation in household: Occupation: Birth place:
Jens Pedersen 52 Gift Gaardmand Thureby Sogn Præstø Amt
Kirsten Olsdatter 52 Gift hans Kone Varpeløv S., Præstø Amt
Peder Jensen 22 Ugift deres Børn Alsløv Sogn Præstø Amt
Ole Jensen 17 deres Børn Her i Sognet
Mette Johanne Jensen 16 deres Børn Her i Sognet
Maren Jensen 10 deres Børn Her i Sognet
Jens Larsen 60 Gift Indsidder og Dagleier Lilleheddinge Sogn Præstø Amt
Ane Jacobsdatter 60 Gift hans Kone Her i Sognet
Anders Ovesen 34 Ugift Gaardmandens Tjenestefolk Her i Sognet
Lars Christensen 33 Ugift Gaardmandens Tjenestefolk Her i Sognet
Peder Olsen 74 Gift Gaardmand Her i Sognet
Mette Olsdatter 72 Gift hans Kone Faxø Sogn Præstø Amt
Niels Pedersen 30 Gift deres Søn, Gaardbestyrer Her i Sognet
Ellen Poulsdatter 33 Gift hans Kone Her i Sognet
Ane Cathrine Nielsen 6 deres Barn Her i Sognet
Niels Hansen 36 Ugift Tjenestefolk Her i Sognet
Anders Jacobsen 18 Ugift Tjenestefolk Lyderslev S. Præstø Amt
Karen Larsen 20 Ugift Tjenestefolk Smerup Sogn og Præstø A.
Niels Frandsen 14 Pleiebarn Smerup Sogn og Præstø A.
Christen Rasmussen 49 Gift Gaardmand Alsløv Sogn Præstø Amt
Margrethe Jensdatter 42 Gift hans Kone Her i Sognet
Niels Christensen 22 Ugift deres Børn Her i Sognet
Kirstine Christensen 18 Ugift deres Børn Her i Sognet
Anders Christensen 10 deres Børn Her i Sognet
Jens Christensen 7 deres Børn Her i Sognet
Hans Andersen 17 Tjenestefolk Her i Sognet
Karen Pedersen 22 Ugift Tjenestefolk Smerup Sogn og Præstø A.
Hans Jensen 34 Gift Indsidder Dagleier Faxø Sogn Præstø Amt
Ane Madsdatter 31 Gift hans Kone Holtug Sogn Præstø Amt

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Danish information from the Danish Family Search website:
1860 census information for Jacob Andersen, including his parish of birth:
Census Year 1860
Name Jacob Andersen
Gender Mand
Age 24
Born Year 1836
Born Placename Karise sogn (parish), Præstø amt (which is south of Copenhagen)
House Role gaardbestyrer (runs a farm).
Marital Status Gift (married
Family No. 5
Matr no. en Gaard
Parish Spjellerup
Hundred Fakse
County Præstø
Placename Spjellerup by
Religion Lutheraner
Original Religion Lutheraner
Record No. 40

Information for his wife in the same census, they have no children yet, so must be recently married.
It may be possible that they are living with Maren Jensen's parents? Jens Pedersen, and Kirsten Olsdatter? Maybe.
38 Jens Pedersen Male 67 1793 Married gaardejer.
39 Kirsten Olsdatter Female 63 1797 Married Hans kone
40 Jacob Andersen Male 24 1836 Married gaardbestyrer.
41 Maren Jensen Female 26 1834 Married, his wife.

Census Year 1860
Name Maren Jensen
Gender Kvinde
Age 26
Born Year 1834
Born Placename Spjellerup sogn (parish), Præstø amt (municipality)
House Role Hans kone (his wife)
Marital Status Gift
Family No. 5
Matr no. en Gaard
Parish Spjellerup
Hundred Fakse
County Præstø
Placename Spjellerup by
Religion Lutheraner
Original Religion Lutheraner
Record No. 41

The 1870 Denmark census shows this couple with two daughters, and the emigrated shortly after the census, according to records in Minnesota.
261 Jacob Andersen Male 33 1837 Married Husfader Gaardfæster
262 Karen Jensen Female 35 1835 Married Husmoder
263 Ane Marie Andersen Female 8 1862 Single Datter
264 Ane Andersen Female 6 1864 Single Datter

The daughter Ane Marie becomes Marie Andersen in Douglas county, Minnesota. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Jacob Andersen (1836 - 1904)*
 
 Children:
  Maria Andersen Stedje (1862 - 1944)*
  Inger K Andersen (1866 - 1870)*
  Stena Andersen Knudson (1876 - 1951)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Nelson Cemetery
Nelson
Douglas County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Sec. 1
 
Created by: Enoch
Record added: Oct 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98439572
Maren Andersen
Added by: Enoch
 
 
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