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Johanna Katrine Jensen Barca
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Birth: Nov. 14, 1856
Vest-Agder fylke, Norway
Death: Jul. 2, 1912
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Johanne Katrine Jensen (1856-1912) migrated from Farsund, Norway to the United States in 1882. She raised the orphaned children of her sister. (b. November 14, 1856; Farsund, Vest-Agder, Norway - d. July 02, 1912; Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA)

She appears in the 1865 Norway census as "Johanne Katrine Jensen". She married under the name "Katrine Jensen"; and died under the name "Katharina Barca".

She was born on November 14, 1856 to Anna Marie Kjarvaldsen (1819-1888) aka Anne Maria Gabrielsen of Lund; and Jens Jacob Hansen (1823-1864).

She had the following siblings: Hans Kristian Jensen (1844-?); Hans Gabriel Jensen (1846-?) who was born on May 12, 1846 and baptised on May 21, 1846; Anton Severin Jensen (1849-1906) who was born on December 19, 1849; Juliane Amalie Jensen (1852-?) who was born on November 20, 1852; Anne Marie Jensen (1854-c1895) who married Peter Olsen (1844-1892) and had as their child Osborne Titaman Olsen (1883-1971); Jens Julius Jensen (1859-c1903) who married Anna Olsen (1860-?); Andrew Havig Jensen (1861-1930) aka Andreas Jensen, who married Lena Elaine Olsen (1860-1938); Johan K. Jensen (1863-?); Henry Jensen (c1866-?); and Tillie Jensen (c1866-?). Other siblings may exist but have to be confirmed with a death certificate.

Farsund, Norway:
The family appears in the 1865 Norway Census living in Farsund on Vestregade Street in a house owned by Jens J. Hansen. Her mother was already a widow and she living with the following children: Hans Kristian Jensen; Hans Gabriel Jensen; Anton S. Jensen; Juliane A. Jensen; Anne M. Jensen; Johanne K. Jensen; Jens J. Jensen; Andreas Jensen; and Johan K. Jensen.

Katrine married Steffen Barca (1860-before1900) on August 27, 1883 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. She was listed as "Katrine Jensen" and he is listed as "Steffen Barca".

Together they had the following children: Henry Barca (1886-1961) aka Stephen Hainer Barca, aka Stephen Parker, who was born on August 18, 1886; and Leopold Barca (1887-1924) who was born on December 13, 1887 and died on September 16, 1924.

Chicago, Illinois:
They appear in the 1900 US Census under the name "Barcon", living in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Katrine raised Osborne Titaman Olsen (1883-1971) and his siblings, after the death of her sister, Anna Maria Jensen (1854-c1895) who had married Peter Olsen (1844-1892). In 1910 they were living at 2218 North Western Avenue in Chicago. Leo was working as a hat maker. Living in the house was Harriet Olsen (1890-?); and Jennifer Olsen (1886-?), her two neices. Both were working as bill clerks at an electrical supply company.

She died under the name "Katharina Barca" on July 02, 1912 and her Illinois Death Index number was "11305"

She was buried in Mount Olive Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois.

She was the grandmother of Bette Parker Patten (1941- ). She was also the grandaunt of Osborne Theomun Olsen (1883-1971).

Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on October 22, 2003.

Family links: 
  Jens Jacob Hansen (1823 - 1865)
  Anna Marie Gabrielsen Jensen (1819 - 1888)
  Steffan Barca (1860 - ____)
  Henry Barca (1886 - 1961)*
  Leopold Barca (1887 - 1924)*
  Hans Gabriel Jensen (1846 - 1892)*
  Anna Maria Jensen Olsen (1854 - 1896)*
  Johanna Katrine Jensen Barca (1856 - 1912)
  Jens Julius Jensen (1859 - 1902)*
  Andrew Havig Jensen (1860 - 1930)*
  John Christian Jensen (1863 - 1922)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Olive Cemetery
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section E and Lot 129
Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1...
Record added: Oct 22, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9689498
Johanna Katrine <i>Jensen</i> Barca
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Johanna Katrine <i>Jensen</i> Barca
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
Johanna Katrine <i>Jensen</i> Barca
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
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Rest in peace, Johanna.
- Jill
 Added: Oct. 22, 2006

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