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 Jens Julius Jensen

Jens Julius Jensen

Farsund, Farsund kommune, Vest-Agder fylke, Norway
Death 29 May 1902 (aged 43)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 8638049 · View Source
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Jens Julius Jensen (1859-1902) was an migrant from Farsund, Norway to the United States in 1880. He converted from a Lutheran to a Methodist in Stavanger, Norway in 1877. He worked in a brass factory in 1900 in Chicago. (b. January 8, 1859; Farsund, Vest-Agder, Norway - d. May 29, 1902; Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA)

He was the son of Jens Jacob Hansen (1823-1864) and Anna Marie Gabrielsdatter (1819-1888).

He was born on January 8, 1859 in Farsund, Vest-Agder, Norway.

He was baptized on February 13, 1859 in Farsund, Norway.

His siblings include: Hans Kristian Jensen (1844-?) half sibling; Hans Gabriel Jensen (1846-?); Anton S. Jensen (1849-c1906); Juliane A. Jensen (1852-?); Anne M. Jensen (1854-?); Johanne K. Jensen (1856-?); Andrew Havig Jensen (1861-1930) who married Lena Elaine Olsen (1860-1938) aka Hannah Eline Olsdatter; Johan K. Jensen (1863-?); Tillie Jensen; and Anne Marie Jensen (1854-1895) who married Peter Olsen (1844-1895) and gave birth to Osborne Theomun Olsen (1883-1971) the china decorator.

Death of father:
Jens' father died in 1864 and the remainder of the family appears in the 1865 Norway census living in Farsund.

The whole family migrated to Chicago in 1880-1881.

In the United States, Jens married Annie Olsen (1860-?) on June 4, 1884 in Chicago. Annie had emigrated in 1875.

Together they had the following children: Jens Arthur Jensen (1888-1975) aka Arthur Bruce Jensen I; Jens Jacob Jensen who died as an infant; John Sydney Jensen who died as an infant; Myrtle R. Jensen (1899-c1990) who married Robert Hayden; and Sigrid B. Jensen (1895-1990) who married Donald A. Abel I (1899-c1955).

Chicago, Illinois:
The family appears in the 1900 US census living in Chicago. In 1900 they had seven children with three living, and had been married for 17 years. Jens is working in a brass factory.

He died on May 29, 1902 in Chicago according to the Illinois Death Index and his death certificate was number 9162. Arthur Bruce Jensen II (1939- ) says: "Jens may have died while working in a steel [sic] mill where he was overcome by fumes." He was buried in Mount Olive Cemetery.

An undated church biography reads as follows: "Jens J. Jensen. Came to America in 1881 from Norway where he was born in Farsund, Mandals and Listers Amt, in 1859, and having been reared and confirmed in the Lutheran faith, was converted in Stavanger in 1877 where he united with the Methodist church, and on coming to Chicago, united with the 1st Norsk-Dansk Methodist Episcopalian church in 1886 transferring to Maplewood Avenue church where he is now chorister; has been trustee for many years, and was formerly S.S. superintendent. His wife, Anna (Olsen), of the same nativity, came with her parents, Soren and Anna Olsen, whose record appears in this volume, to America in 1871, was here converted and is a member of the Ladie's Society of the Maplewood Avenue church. Their children are Jens Arthur and John Sydney, two others Jens Jacob and John Sydney having died in infancy. Mr. Jensen's father, Jens Jacob Hansen, who passed away in Norway in 1864, an adherent of the Lutheran faith, was a talented violinist, the entire family with one exception being musicians. His mother, Anna Marie (Kjarvaldsen) after her husband's death came to America in 1882 and passed away six years later, aged 63 years, having previously embraced the Methodist faith. Mr. Jensen at the age of 14 years left his home for a sailors life, which followed for 3 years, visiting France, Scotland and numerous other countries, on his return home was converted, and about four years later came to America, where he has been one of the most active workers in the Methodist church, also being a member of the Skalden, a musical society."

Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on April 15, 2004.






  • Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
  • Added: 15 Apr 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8638049
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jens Julius Jensen (8 Jan 1859–29 May 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8638049, citing Mount Olive Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (contributor 46580804) .