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JENSS family in Milwaukee Co

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Re: Jenss & Berger in Milwaukee's German newspapers

Posted: 13 Mar 2013 5:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 17 Feb 2017 8:38AM GMT
Surnames: Jenss Berger
"You obviously have a different Martha Berger. Mine was my great-grandmother who died in 1959."

I was responding to the other Berger poster in the thread.

"... Otto Jenss, who I believe was born in Milwaukee in 1880. His wife was Martha Berger, and their daughter, Rose Jenss, was born in Milwaukee on July 29, 1899. Otto Jenss and Martha Berger were divorced in Milwaukee November 17, 1917 ..."

You may already have looked at the 1917 divorce case, if not, it may be on file at Milwaukee County Historical Society. In Milwaukee research, the Protestant/Lutheran baptism records can be a good place for hints for research leads. An incomplete transcription of the Jenss/Berger marriage is found at:
Missing details include birthplace, witnesses, name of person performing the marriage (helpful if a religious ceremony).

There are about 180 Jens / Jenss entries in my index. It's a secondary resource, but you may find these newspapers helpful in the future for your Jenss or Berger ancestors.

"Milwaukee's German Newspapers; an index of death notices and related items" (1844-1950).
Gary Rebholz, compiler/editor
Milwaukee Wis.
Indexing Milwaukee's German newspapers continuously since 2007... helping to access our historic German-American culture.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
houfelix 10 Sep 1999 12:00PM GMT 
PamBerger23 23 Feb 2000 12:00PM GMT 
Jerry Fenske 16 Aug 2002 4:24AM GMT 
GaryRRebholz 27 Feb 2013 1:33PM GMT 
houfelix 3 Mar 2013 6:44PM GMT 
GaryRRebholz 13 Mar 2013 11:11PM GMT 
houfelix 17 Mar 2013 7:51PM GMT 
brown leroy 16 Feb 2017 8:13PM GMT 
houfelix 17 Feb 2017 12:43PM GMT 
brown leroy 17 Feb 2017 1:42PM GMT 
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