Jens Pedersen
Jens Pedersen aka James Jensen
Jens Pedersen  ‎(I363)‎
Surname: Pedersen
Given Names: Jens
Also known as: James Jensen

Gender: MaleMale
      

Birth: 17 June 1853 32 31 Serritslev, Hjørring, Denmark
Death: 24 April 1934 ‎(Age 80)‎ Pleasant View, Weber, Utah, USA
Personal Facts and Details
Birth Birth 17 June 1853 32 31 Serritslev, Hjørring, Denmark

Christening Christening 20 June 1853 ‎(Age 3 days)‎ Serritslev, Hjørring, Denmark

Marriage Marriage Karen Sophie "Sophia" Hansen - 4 July 1870 ‎(Age 17)‎ Mound Fort, Weber, Utah, USA

Death Death 24 April 1934 ‎(Age 80)‎ Pleasant View, Weber, Utah, USA

James Jensen death certificateJames Jensen death certificate


Burial Burial 26 April 1934 ‎(2 days after death)‎ North Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA
Cemetery Cemetery: Ben Lomond Cemetery

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Parents Family  (F68)
Peder Christian Jensen
1821 - 1874
Ane Hansen
1822 - 1864
Caroline Christensen or Berthelsen ‎(Adopted)‎
1847 -
Jens Pedersen
1853 - 1934

Immediate Family  (F66)
Karen Sophie "Sophia" Hansen
1852 - 1935
Annie Sophie Jensen
1871 - 1947
James Jensen
1872 - 1954
Julia Jensen
1875 - 1960
Eva Catherine Jensen
1877 - 1964
Ephraim Levi Jensen
1880 - 1971
Susan May Jensen
1882 - 1965
Henry Lewis Jensen
1886 - 1960
Joseph Moroni Jensen
1888 - 1984
Florence Jensen
1891 - 1891
Vera Jensen
1894 - 1959


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James Jensen ‎(Jens Pedersen)‎: His Story
Written in the early 1930s by his granddaughters, Margaret Jensen Bergen and Norma Jensen Kowallis

I was born June 10 ‎[actually 17]‎, 1853 in Jerslev, Denmark. I was the son of Peder Christian Jensen and Ane Hansen. My father was a brickmaker and my mother wove cloth. Our home was an adobe cabin in the brickyard. As a child I helped my father in the brickyard.

My parents joined the Church, and when I was eight years old, we sailed from Hamburg for America. I spent my ninth birthday on the ocean. During the journey, an epidemic of measles broke out aboard ship ‎[the Franklin]‎. About fifty persons died and were lowered overboard; they were wrapped in sheets and weighted down with rocks. During the epidemic, a selection was made of the three most capable women to cook for the sick. Of these three, my mother as at the head. Because of her care, I was not sick during my stay on the ship.

After six weeks of sailing, we landed in New York Harbor at Castle Garden where we stayed a few days. From there we took the railroad to St. Louis, where we took a boat up the Mississippi to Florence, Nebraska. On the railroad trip it was necessary to stop many times, because of the Civil War. They were afraid to run the train because the track might be torn up. We stayed at Florence about three weeks, during which time we got our supplies.

We left, after extensive preparation, in the first independent company that ever crossed from Florence to Salt Lake City. Our expenses were all paid before we left Denmark. Our outfit consisted of a new shutter wagon, two yoke of oxen, and two cows. Besides this, we had a small stove, a sack of sugar, flour, and other eatables. We left Florence in the first part of August 1862. We arrived in Salt Lake Valley in the latter part of September. On the long trek, we saw many buffalo and Indians, but had no trouble with them.

We went from Salt Lake to Pleasant Grove and from there to Mt. Pleasant. My mother had ready-made cloth that she had woven herself. With this she bought a four-room house and a two-acre lot and thirty acres of farm land. She set up two looms, hired two girls to run two of them and ran the third one herself. Noting the many poor families in Mt. Pleasant, my mother divided ten acres of her land equally between four poor families, and gave it to them so that they might have homes. About one year later, she died in Mt. Pleasant.

Sometime later my father married a woman named Kristina from Ft. Ephraim and moved there. He bought a nice four-room white rock house. We lived there for over a year. About that time, the government sent a company of soldiers to Ft. Ephraim to “keep the Mormons quiet.” There were many Josephites leaving there as they were afraid of the Mormons. My father decided he could not live with his wife any longer because she took up with the soldiers. So my father and I moved and gave her a good house and five acres of land. Then we left with the Josephites and went to Goshen, Utah County.

There were forty-four wagons at Goshen; they all left for Omaha, Nebraska. All were Josephites except my father and me. We stayed in Omaha a month or two and then crossed the river to Christian City. From there we went to Fremont, Nebraska where we stayed for a year and made brick. Then we moved from Fremont to Omaha and made brick there for about a year.
While in Omaha I heard a missionary, who had been in Denmark, talk. Afterward I told my father that I was going back to Utah when the next company came from Denmark. When my father heard this, he said he was going with me. We took the train to Fort Benton; then the Church teams from Salt Lake came and picked us up and took us to Salt Lake City.

As soon as we arrived, we left for Weber Canyon to work on ‎[building]‎ the railroad. At that time I was about sixteen. We worked there until about Christmas and then moved to Five Points. Then we went to work on the Central Pacific, and we were working there when the Golden Spike was driven.

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Family with Parents
Father
Peder Christian Jensen ‎(I374)‎
Birth 24 January 1821 43 55 Jerslev, Hjørring, Denmark
Death 6 March 1874 ‎(Age 53)‎ Lynn, Weber, Utah, USA
1 year
Mother
 
Ane Hansen ‎(I375)‎
Birth 12 January 1822 40 41 Pinnen, Jerslev, Hjørring, Denmark
Death 1864 ‎(Age 41)‎ Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, USA

Marriage: 10 March 1848 -- Jerslev, Hjørring, Denmark
-8 months
#1
Sister
Caroline Christensen or Berthelsen ‎(Adopted)‎ ‎(I376)‎
Birth 23 July 1847 26 25 Sulsted, Ålborg, Denmark
6 years
#2
Jens Pedersen ‎(I363)‎
Birth 17 June 1853 32 31 Serritslev, Hjørring, Denmark
Death 24 April 1934 ‎(Age 80)‎ Pleasant View, Weber, Utah, USA
Family with Karen Sophie "Sophia" Hansen
Jens Pedersen ‎(I363)‎
Birth 17 June 1853 32 31 Serritslev, Hjørring, Denmark
Death 24 April 1934 ‎(Age 80)‎ Pleasant View, Weber, Utah, USA
-1 year
Wife
 
Karen Sophie "Sophia" Hansen ‎(I364)‎
Birth 3 June 1852 46 41 Stensby, Præstø, Denmark
Death 23 May 1935 ‎(Age 82)‎ Pleasant View, Weber, Utah, USA

Marriage: 4 July 1870 -- Mound Fort, Weber, Utah, USA
9 months
#1
Daughter
Annie Sophie Jensen ‎(I366)‎
Birth 7 April 1871 17 18 Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, USA
Death 16 February 1947 ‎(Age 75)‎ Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA
17 months
#2
Son
James Jensen ‎(I367)‎
Birth 4 September 1872 19 20 Alpine, Utah, Utah, USA
Death 14 January 1954 ‎(Age 81)‎ Torrance, Los Angeles, California, USA
3 years
#3
Daughter
Julia Jensen ‎(I368)‎
Birth 27 February 1875 21 22 Harrisville, Weber, Utah, USA
Death 13 May 1960 ‎(Age 85)‎ Burley, Cassia, Idaho, USA
3 years
#4
Daughter
Eva Catherine Jensen ‎(I370)‎
Birth 6 October 1877 24 25 Harrisville, Weber, Utah, USA
Death 25 February 1964 ‎(Age 86)‎ Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA
2 years
#5
Son
Ephraim Levi Jensen ‎(I360)‎
Birth 6 February 1880 26 27 North Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA
Death 25 February 1971 ‎(Age 91)‎ Boise, Ada, Idaho, USA
3 years
#6
Daughter
Susan May Jensen ‎(I371)‎
Birth 11 December 1882 29 30 Pleasant View, Weber, Utah, USA
Death 15 June 1965 ‎(Age 82)‎ Nyssa, Malheur, Oregon, USA
3 years
#7
Son
Henry Lewis Jensen ‎(I372)‎
Birth 1 January 1886 32 33 Pleasant View, Weber, Utah, USA
Death 1 August 1960 ‎(Age 74)‎ Boise, Ada, Idaho, USA
3 years
#8
Son
Joseph Moroni Jensen ‎(I365)‎
Birth 27 August 1888 35 36 Pleasant View, Weber, Utah, USA
Death 12 June 1984 ‎(Age 95)‎ Pleasant View, Weber, Utah, USA
3 years
#9
Daughter
Florence Jensen ‎(I369)‎
Birth 18 March 1891 37 38 Pleasant View, Weber, Utah, USA
Death March 1891 Pleasant View, Weber, Utah, USA
3 years
#10
Daughter
Vera Jensen ‎(I373)‎
Birth 11 January 1894 40 41 Pleasant View, Weber, Utah, USA
Death 20 January 1959 ‎(Age 65)‎ Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA