Elene Jessen was an
elder sister to my grandfather. She was born in Nordborg, Denmark on September
17, 1865 and baptized in the church of Nordborg on October 29, 1865.
She immigrated to USA on June 4, 1892, together with
her little son Peter Jessen, and they came together with her sister and
brother-on-law Christine Dorothea Birgitte Jessen and Anton Christian Jessen
and their 3 children. They all settled in Garwin in Iowa. After that she was
Over there she fell in love with Nis Jensen, who also
came from Nordborg, Denmark. He was born on July 23, 1860 as a son of Nis
Jensen and Karen Rasmussen, and he was baptized in the church of Nordborg on
September 9, 1860. It is not known that time he came to America.
They got married in Toledo Iowa on February 6, 1894.
Nis Jensen died September 21, 1941 in Garwin, Iowa.
Elene Jessen died November 14, 1951 in Garwin and was
buried in the Rock Creek cemetery in Iowa.
Elene Jessen and Nis Jensen had 6 children: Peter
Jensen, Nis Jensen, Willie Jensen, Cora Jensen, Ella
Jensen, Freemont Jensen.
Jensen, born November 14, 1887 in
Nordborg, Denmark, and dead February 28, 1960. He was married to Ethel
Hightower, born April 8, 1908 and dead February 28, 1981. They have a son Richard
Jensen, to whom I have had contact.DescendantsNis
Jensen, born December 3, 1895 and
dead August 9, 1952. He was married to Louise Uphuff, born May 14, 1901, and
dead July 2, 1987. They had 2 children: Melford
Jensen and Maxine Jensen.
Jensen, born May 26, 1921 and
married to Mary Andersen. They have 4 children: Charles Arthur Jensen,
born April 6, 1948. Jenette Jensen, born May 12, 1949. James Lee
Jensen, born January 9, 1954, and Craig Ernie Jensen, born September
Jensen, born December 31, 1923 and
married to Lester Politz. They have a daughter Joan
Politz, born January 12, 1944.
Jensen, born November 5, 1896, and
dead August 3, 1967. He was never married.
Jensen, born April 3, 1899, and
dead December 20, 1989. She was married to Herman Russell Freet, and had a son
LaVern Freet, who was killed in an accident. Later on Cora married Jens Marinus
Rasmussen, who was a son of Peter and Christina Anderson Rasmussen. He was born
February 28, 1886 in Danmark, and dead in 1982 in Gladbrook. Earlier he was
married to a cousin of Cora named Ella Jessen, and she was a daughter of
Christine Dorothea Birgitte and Anton Christian Jessen. Cora and Jens Marinus had no children.
Jensen, born November 27, 1900, and
dead May 1, 1966. She was married to Richard Pierce Freet, born September 29,
1894, and dead September 8, 1972. They had 4 children: Robert Freet, Donald
Freet, Jack Freet and Roger Dean Freet.
- Robert Freet, born
August 17, 1919, and dead March 24, 1980. He was married to Ruby Wilfong.
- Jack Freet, dead
- Roger Dean Freet, born
January 25, 1924 and married to Patricia McCown, born January 18, 1923, and
dead in September 1988. They have a daughter Suzanne Freet, in Hampton,
Nebraska, to whom I have contact.
Freemont Jensen, born
November 24, 1902, and dead April 29, 1916.
Ajourført november 2013