Hi I'm trying to track down siblings and parents of Frederick Erasmus Jensen and wife, Clara Christine Nielsen Jensen. Below is Frederick's obituary from the Gordon, Nebraska newspaper. He worked in the Neenah foundry from May 1870 to 1892 when he homesteaded in Nebraska. All 8 of their children were born in Neenah. I've ordered their marriage certificate, any other hints on how to find other relatives (on Jensen/Nielsen sides) if there are others? where would you start? I cannot find in any census prior to marriage in Neenah in 1873. I have one picture of Clara with her brother (unknown) from the 1930s timeframe, appears to be in California.
Thank you - Allison -------------------------------
Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, Thursday, April 27, 1936 Here to attend the funeral of Fred Jensen were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jensen, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Jensen, and Mrs. Clara Jensen of Chicago, Illinois and Mrs. Ella Peyton and son, Walter and Harry of Sedgwick Colorado and daughter, Rosina of Denver, Colorado. Page 4 - Obituary: Frederick Erasmus Jensen, was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, on November 7, 1845 and departed this life in Gordon, Nebraska on April 20, 1936, at the age of 93 years, 5 months and 13 days. The early part of Mr. Jensen's life ws spent in Denmark. In May 1870 he came to America and settled in Neenah, Wisconsin, where he worked as a moulder in a stove factory. In October 1873 he was united in marriage to Clara Christine Nielsen and to this union eight chidren were born, Cora and Anton having preceeded him in death. He came to Nebraska in 1892 and filed on a homestead near Lavaca(Cherry Co.NE). The following year he moved his family to his homestead, where they lived for several years. Later he moved to Gordon where he made his home until last August, when he went to live with his son Ed Jensen in Merriman, NE. Mr. Jensen was a very active man and during his life enjoyed the best of health. Last week he was brought to Gordon for medical attention, and after a very brief illiness passed to his reward. He was reared in a christian home, and early in life became a member of the Methodist church, where he was a faithful member until recent years, when he united with the Church of God, being a firm believer in the ideas and the teachings of the church of his choice. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Clara Jensen of Chicago, Illinois; four daughters, Mrs. Amy Willson of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Gus Lowe of Gordon, NE., Mrs. Ella Peyton of Sedgwick, CO., Mrs. F. E. Alexander of El Centro, CA.., and two sons, Edward Jensen of Merriman, NE., and Harry Jensen of Chicago, besides 22 grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Church of God Sunday afternoon at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. E. M. Steen in charge. Burial was made in the Gordon cemetery.