|Birth: ||1847, Denmark|
|Death: ||Apr. 10, 1928|
Obituary – Alexandria Citizen News, April 12, 1928, pg. 6, col. 6
J.C. Anderson Dies
Jens C. Anderson of Alexandria Township, east of this city (Alexandria), died of heart failure Tuesday morning at 3:30 o'clock.
Mr. Anderson had been in failing health for some years, being a sufferer from dropsy. His daughter, Mrs. Ole Martin, has been living with him and cared for him during the past number of years.
Jens Christian Anderson was born in Denmark, November 11, 1847, and since 1884 he had been a resident of the United States.
His wife preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his passing, three daughters and two sons. They are: Mrs. Ole Martin and Mrs. Soren (Lizzie) Jensen, of Nelson, and Mrs. E.F. Appley, Burnstad, North Dakota, Nels C. Anderson, Osakis, and Andrew C. Anderson, Carpio, North Dakota. There are twenty grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:15 from Anderson's Chapel and at the Danish Church at Nelson at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. H.P. Anderson of Osakis. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
This information is found at the findagrave.com page for their biological daughter.
Elise Thomine Anderson was born in Skæve, Hjørring, Denmark to Jens Christian Anderson and Ane Catherine Nielson. She emigrated with her parents and 3 sisters in 1884. They came to Alexandria Township/Nelson where her father purchased land and where his older brother Niels Christian had come 16 years earlier (the brothers were almost 20 years apart in age!) Because Niels and his wife (Kirsten) had no children of their own and to help the new emigrants, 2 year old Elise went to live with her Uncle and Aunt and was raised as their own daughter.
In 1880 was a census in Denmark, and this shows the family:
Hjørring county, Dronninglund, Skæve parish, Birkholtsmark (place in the parish) , , Et hus, 77 (6), FT-1880
Name: Age: Marital status: Occupation in household: Occupation: Birth place:
Jens Kristian Andersen 32 Gift Husfader, Husejer, Daglejer i Agerbr[ug] Her i sognet
Ane Katrine Nielsen 32 Gift Hans Kone Her i sognet
Karoline Kristine Andersen 7 Ugift [Deres Børn] Her i sognet
Elsine Maria Andersen 2 Ugift [Deres Børn] Her i sognet
They were all born there in the parish, they owned their house. Jens Kristian Andersen age 32, married head of household, homeowner, working for others as a day laborer in farm work.
His wife is Ane Katrine Nielsen, age 32.
Karoline Kristine Andersen, age 7 (in 1880)
Elsine Maria Andersen, age 2 (in 1880)
The daughter Elise/Eliza/Lizzie Andersen, who married Søren Jensen, was already with her adoptive family in 1885. The nephew listed with them is the son of Hans Jensen, and brother of Søren Jensen. Eliza later married Søren.
name: N C Anderson
residence: Alexandria Township, Douglas, Minnesota
age: 56 years
estimated birth year: 1829
family number: 45
page number: 7
film number: 000565737
Household Gender Age Birthplace
N C Anderson M 56y Denmark
Christina Anderson F 45y Denmark
Chris H Jensen M 22y Denmark
Eliza Anderson F 2y Denmark
N.C. Anderson is the brother of Jens Christian Andersen,who is the biological father of Eliza/Lizzie Anderson Jensen.
Christina (Kirsten) Anderson is the sister of Hans Jensen, of Osakis township, Douglas county. And the aunt of Søren Jensen, Lizzie's future husband.
Annie C. Anderson (1847 - 1922)
Caroline Christine Anderson Martin (1872 - 1945)*
Elsie M. Anderson (1877 - 1926)*
Elise Thomine Anderson Jensen (1882 - 1970)*
Nels Christian Anderson (1885 - 1929)*
Note: Born: Denmark Died: Alexandria, Minnesota Spouse: Anne C. Anderson
Plot: Sec. 2 Blk. 38 Lot 3W
Created by: Enoch
Record added: Oct 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98443425