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Re: Danish trunk mystery
Posted by: J Christiansen (ID *****5526) Date: August 09, 2013 at 07:49:15
In Reply to: Re: Danish trunk mystery by J Christiansen of 18137

Okay, back to that birth record for Nels Christian Jensen, posted above.

Minnesota Birth Record (Minnesota Historical Society)
Nels Christian Jensen
Date of Birth: 09 JUL 1905
Mother Maiden Name: NELSON
CERTID# 1905-08052
County of Birth: FREEBORN

Here is a findagrave memorial for Nels Christian Jensen born 09 July 1905 in Minnesota:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35855764

His parents are noted as Peter Jensen (1885 - 1952) and Gena Holm (1884 - 1969). Therefore the family I found in the census in Polk County, Wisconsin was correct (I accidentally said Polk County, Minnesota, but this website won't let me fix the error).

The creator of the memorial is named Wendi - like you. The facts posted are KEY FACTS in answering your present query so even if you already know them, we need to add them to this thread to help researchers to help you.

Peter Jensen
Birth: 26 August 1885, Denmark
Death: 27 August 1952, Polk County, Wisconsin, USA
and
Jorgina "Gena" Holm
Birth: 31 January 1884, Denmark
Death: 12 June 1969, Polk County, Wisconsin, USA
both buried
Pleasant Valley Cemetery
Laketown Township, Polk, Wisconsin

Children:
Miller Jensen (1904 - 1989)
Nels Christian Jensen (1905 - 1972)
Henry H Jensen (1908 - 1992)
Manford Jensen (1911 - 1998)
Freeman Jensen (1914 - 1915)
Dwight Jensen (1916 - 1986)
Caroline Mathilda Jensen Bentley (1919 - 2005)
Gladys Stella Jensen Olson (1926 - 2009)

In 1910 census a child named Torvald is listed, born between Nels Christian Jensen and Henry H Jensen. The birth record for Torvald T. Jensen in Freeborn County, Minnesota, gives his mother's maiden name as Nelson.

The Minnesota Historical Society (MnHS) birth record for Henry Jensen in Freeborn County, Minnesota gives his date of birth as 06 April 1904; this matches the birth date for him on findagrave. The MnHS transcription of the original birth record gives his mother's maiden name as Nelson.

So that's three children born to this mother who give her maiden name as Nelson. If you explore further, you may find more mentions of Nelson (more birth records and death records for these children).

Nelson in the USA is often Nielsen in Denmark.


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