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Re: Jepson/Jepsen

Posted: 2 Dec 2013 7:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Jan 2015 11:45AM GMT
was Lucy Ellen Hunter the name of Hans Kristian Jepsen's wife?

Previous posts re. Hans Kristian Jepsen:

"My Grandfather Hans Christian Jepson/Jepsen... had brothers that came [to USA] at some point. One brother could have worked on bridges, other?, sister or sisters. He never give his family in any name of his family."

"My dad is 90 this year... Dad said he was from the Holstein area."

"We just found after many searches the names on his marriage application.

Mother's maiden name... M. Hansen/Hanson, father G. Jepson (Jepson had been spelled Gypson, Gipson)."

Would be nice if the forum could take a look at that handwriting.

But if the father's name was written as G Gypson, that's an equivalent (phonetically) to Jep Jepson. The OP also stated in another thread that Hans could not spell and never wrote letters home as writing was too difficult. Also in past times people's names were often spelled variously; a non-standardized spelling of a name is not a concern in a genealogy hunt.

Find-a-Grave Memorial:
Hans Kristian Jepson
Birth: Apr. 2, 1872, Denmark
Death: Jan. 21, 1937
Burial: Holton Cemetery, Holton, Jackson, Kansas
"Further information for the above memorial was provided by findagrave member BJW (#47343717)"
BJW contact info:

The candidate Hans Kristian Jepsen who was posted with mother "Kirstine Marie Hansen" is an excellent candidate. Many Danes are called by their middle name (a first name can be an honorary name after a grandparent). Thus the candidate's mother's name fits well with the marriage record mother's name of "M. Hansen." The candidate's father of Jep Jepson fits with the marriage record father's name of "G Gypsom." The candidate Hans was born 03 April and the Find-a-Grave memorial for "your" Hans reports that his death record gives his date of birth as 02 April, and the 1900 census gives his date of birth as April.

The place of birth for the candidate Hans is listed as Øsby sogn, Haderslev herred, Haderslev amt, Denmark, which also works pretty well with your information, as that is within the Slesvig-Holsten area. That area was once part of Denmark and then taken over by Prussia/Germany (1864). Slesvig returned to Denmark after World War I; Holsten returned to Germany.

Here again is the candidate Hans posted by HRFFW (and found on Family Search website):

Name: Hans Kristian Jepsen
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 3 apr 1867
Cristening Date: 14 maj 1867 (14 May 1867)
Father: Jep Kristensen Jepsen
Mother: Kirstine Marie Hansen

One online family tree mentions a Christian Jepsen born 26 Sept 1897 at Årø, Øsby Sogn, Haderslev. The Jepsen family of Årø (also spelled Aaroe) is a possible connection that could be researched, and other Jepsens in Kansas.
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gustafsonshir... 19 Nov 2013 12:48AM GMT 
HRFFW 19 Nov 2013 4:50AM GMT 
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HRFFW 19 Nov 2013 1:43PM GMT 
gustafsonshir... 2 Dec 2013 6:16PM GMT 
falsterden 3 Dec 2013 2:26AM GMT 
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