Ane Kirstine Jessen was an
elder sister to my grandfather. She was born in Nordborg, Denmark on August 3,
1863 and baptized in the church of Nordborg on September 6, 1863.
She fell in love with the son of her mother’s cousin
Christen Jorgensen, and he was born in Nordborg, Denmark on November 7, 1862.
In 1871 he came to America together with his parents Jorgen Petersen Jorgensen
and Karen, born Grau, and they settled on a farm in Carlton, Tama County in
Ane Kirstine Jessen left Denmark and traveled over to
Christen and on August 21, 1884 they got married in Tama County in Iowa.
Ane Kirstine Jessen and Christen Jorgensen had 8
children: Georg W. Jorgensen, Peter Jorgensen, Hans Jorgensen, Cora
Jorgensen, Ferdinand Louis Jorgensen, Ella Jorgensen, Anna Jorgensen and
Georg W. Jorgensen,
born June 20, 1886, and dead October 21, 1960. He was married to Marie B.
Jessen, who was a daughter of Jessie Christian Jessen and spouse Thora Dorthea
Struck. Jessie Jessen was a brother to Anton Christian Jessen, who was married
to the sister of Ane Kirstine Jessen, Christine Dorothea Birgitte Jessen. Georg
and Marie had no children.
born November 14, 1887, and dead April 2, 1971. He was married to Mary
Uhlenberg, born August 21, 1885, and dead January 26, 1985. They
had 2 children: Lorraine Jorgensen, and Arlo Jorgensen.
- Lorraine Jorgensen,
born March 7, 1916 and married to Max Fitsimmons, born January 29, 1914. They
have 2 children: Penny Lou Fitzsimmons, born May 23, 1941 and William
Fitzsimmons, born May 25, 1945.
- Arlo Jorgensen, born January 19, 1920.
born September 18, 1890, and dead June 29, 1892.
born June 14, 1889, and dead February 11, 1975. She was married to Grover
Crawford. They had 3 children: Sherman Crawford, Clyde Crawford
and Irene Crawford.
- Sherman Crawford,
born November 10, 1910 and married to Willa Green, born February 15, 1915. They
have a daughter Gay Lynette Crawford, to whom I have contact. She
lives in Texas.
- Clyde Crawford,
born April 30, 1912 and married to Kathleen, born October, 15, 1911. They
have a son Robert Clyde Crawford, born March 15, 1948.
- Irene Crawford,
born March 23, 1915 and married to R. E. Waller.
Ferdinand Louis Jorgensen,
born June 15, 1892, and dead April 1, 1967. He was married to Cora Helleso,
born April 26, 1893, and dead October 29, 1966. They had 2 children: Ellsworth
Jorgensen and Mae Jorgensen.
- Ellsworth Jorgensen,
born December, 29, 1914 and married to Thelma Emerson, born June 27, 1918. They
had a son Clyde Allen Jorgensen, born July 20, 1947.
- Mae Jorgensen,
born June 23, 1917 and married to Merle Princehouse, born June 22, 1912. They
have 3 children: Max Wayne Princehouse, born January 18, 1944, Mark
Eugene Princehouse, born November 19, 1946 and Merlyn Ray Princehouse,
born January 14, 1954.
born March, 31, 1894. She was never married.
born May 30, 1896, and dead October 3, 1970. She was never married.
born June 21, 1898, and dead October 19, 1935
Ajourført november 2013