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Lkng 4 Jens & Catherine Petersen, 23rd St, Brklyn, Saw the Brklyn Brdge Blt
Posted by: Gary (ID *****4339) Date: January 01, 2012 at 16:41:45
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I am looking for information on a Jens Petersen who lived in Brooklyn, NY. According to to my wife, the former Christine Klein, Jens was her Maternal Grandfather. From where lived in Brooklyn he could look out his window and watch the building of the Brooklyn Bridge. Also he was painter known for his muriels. In the Bathroom of his own apartment he had a barn scene painted.

His youngest daughter, Elinor, - (Shown as Eleanor on the 1920 Census), married John Klein, (Son of George C & Emma (McAlpin) Klein who resided at 413 Somerset St, in the 1910 Fed Queens, NYC, next to his In-laws Richard and Mary McAlpin. John and Elinor in turn had Christine in 1949 in the Ridgewood, Brooklyn Section, Kings County.

My Wife advises that Carl was also known as Max.

Further my wife advises that Jens and Catherine, somewhere between 1974 and 1980 returned to Denmark Where Catherine died around the age of 85 and Jens lived on to around his mid 90s.

Based upon the 1920 Federal Brooklyn, Kings County, Census for 308 23rd St Page 17A 413 Enumeration District,The Jens Family Household is shown as follows:

Jens Petersen HH Age 37 Painter - Denmark
Catherine Wife 35 Housewife Denmark
Hans Son 13 Student Denmark
Agnes Dhtr 9 Student Denmark
Carl Son 7 Student New York
Eleanor Dhtr 2ms Infant New York

Charles Ericson Boarder 47 Painter Sweden

I am looking for any information, pictures, and documents that will help me complete this side of my wife's family.

You are welcome to contact me, through my email address - and open up a dialogue on this family.


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