Jensen Family bible
Submitted May 3, 1998 by:
P. O. Box 581,
Smiths Falls, ON, Canada.
Photocopies of the Bible were sent to me by Joan Troemner, 4542 S. Gibraltar St., Aurora, CO 80015.
The photocopies show the inscriptions being on three blank pages before the title page.
The Bible is medium format, printed in Danish. The bottom of the title page is torn away, so the publishing date is unknown.
In addition to the inscriptions, a newspaper obituary of Annie (Christensen) Jensen is pasted into the Bible, and that is also transcribed here.
Following is a Family Group Record of the family of Christen NIELSON and Maren Sophie PETERSEN, submitted along with the Bible photocopies, by Joan Troemner:
Christen Nielson, b. 8 Nov. 1816, Denmark, m. Maren Sophie
Petersen, b. 1826, Denmark, d. 1880, Denmark.
1. Kerstine Christensen, b. 5 Aug. 1850
2. Inger Marie Christensen, b. 5 March 1853
3. Ane Elesabeth Christensen, b. 15 Nov. 1856 in Denmark,
d. 12 Aug. 1938 in Stettler, Alberta, Canada,
buried 16 Aug. 1938 in Union Cemetery, Pakenham,
4. Jens Peter Christensen, b. 22 July 1860
5. Christien Christensen, b. 12 Dec. 1863
6. Hannah Sophie Christensen, b. 24 Feb. 1866
Surnames in this file:
// First page
Jorgen Peter Jensen Fodt Sept 12th 1855
Ane Elesabeth Christensen Fodt 15 Nov. 1856
Christian Alfred Jensen Fodt 18 Dec 1885
Arnold Peter Jensen Fodt 14 Febr 1883[?]
John Peter Jensen Fodt 17 Feb 1885
Joseph Jensen Oct. 5, 1887
Jorgen Peter Jensen died Nov 4 1887
Ann Elisabeth Christensen Jensen died Aug 12th 1938
Arnold Peter Jensen died 1888
Christian Alfred Jensen died Feb. 1893.
John Peter Jensen died Apr 14th 1958.
Joseph Jensen died
September 25th 1968
Funeral Sept. 28th
// Second Page
Mads Jensen Dod 1854
Ane Magrete Olsen Dod 1884 - 92
Jens Jorgensen Dod 25 Oct 1866 - 42
Marie Madsen Dod 21 Dec 1884 - 59
Jorgen Peter Jensen Born 12 Sept 1855
Christian Jensen -- 2 Aug 1860
Jens Petersen Dod 1871
Elesabeth Frederiksen Dod 1876 - 66 Aar[?]
Christen Nielsen Fodt 1816 - 8 Nov.
Maren Sophie Petersen Dod 1880 - 54 A
Kerstin(e) Christensen Fodt Aug 5 (..) 1850
Inger Marie Christensen Fodt March 5 1853
Ane Elesabeth Christensen Fodt 15 Nov 1856
Jens Peter Christensen Fodt 22 July 1860
Christien Christensen Fodt [illegible] 1863
Hannah Sophfie Christensen Fodt 24 Feb 1866
// Third page
Death of Mrs. Peter Jensen
The death occurred at Gadsby,
Alberta, on Friday, Aug. 12th, of Annie
Christina Jensen, widow of the late
Peter Jensen, formerly of Pakenham.
Mrs. Jensen had been in frail health
for some time past, but was critically
ill a short time. She was 82 years of
age. Mrs. Jensen was born in Denmark,
and came to this village to reside
with her husband, but after a
number of years, in 1887, Mr. Jensen
then only 32 years of age, passed away.
The deceased was left with a family
of four little boys, a stranger in
a new country, unable to even speak
the English language. However with
her marvellous perseverance she
soon grasped the English language
and the mode of living here. She
won too, for herself, many friends
who felt honored with the acquaintance
of this brave little woman. A
year after the death of her husband,
her five-year-old son Arnold, was
drowned here, and some time later
another boy Alfred, passed away. Her
two remaining sons, she educated in
the village. They both remain to
mourn her loss, Mr. Peter Jensen,
station agent at Carleton Place and
Joseph Jensen of Gadsby, Alta., at
whose home she had been residing.
She first went West to live with her
son at Cochrane, and later, Gadsby.
There are also five grandchildren.
The remains were brought to the Union
Church here on Tuesday of this
week, where the funeral services were
conducted at two p.m. at which the
old neighbors and friends of the
deceased were present. Rev. H. A.
Turner, pastor of the church, officiated,
assisted by Rev. R. Vatcher of
Zion Church, Carleton Place. Interment
was in the Union Cemetery.
The pallbearers were W.W. Millar,
Maxwell Smith, Wm. Dickson, Percy
Groves, L.A. Mayne and William
Scott. Mrs Jensen resided in the
village over 30 years and sincerely won
the respect and admiration of the
community by her dauntless courage,
kind nature and keen sense of humor.
Many floral offerings were received.