Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Jensen's buried in Hatton, Grand Forks, North Dakota at Washington Prairie Cemetery

Back row: Hanna M Jensen, Omar Jensen, Mae Jensen
Front row: Anton Jensen, Sigfrid Jensen, Sigrid Hansdatter Renaa Jensen


I hope that someone recognizes these names.
I have wondered about the Jensen's buried Washington Prairie Cemetery  (Hatton North Dakota) for years now.  I know that *4 out of 7 of them belong to our family, but have not been able to connect the others in.  Surely they are my families kin.  If this should happen to come up when you are searching and you know something about them I would love to hear from you.

All of the following names are on https://new.familysearch.org .

*Jensen, Adolph C, b. 1899, d. 1899, s/w Kornelius & Ole
*Jensen, Anton, b. 1865, d. 1911, s/w Ida, Marit & Omar
 Jensen, Ida M, b. 1889, d. 1972, s/w Marit, Anton & Omar    
 Jensen, Kornelius, b. 1896, d. 1898, s/w Adolph & Ole           
 Jensen, Marit O, b. 1852, d. 1933, s/w Ida, Anton & Omar    
*Jensen, Ole, b. 1826, d. 1896, s/w Adolph & Kornelius
*Jensen, Omar H, b. 1891, 1911, s/w Ida, Anton & Marit


    2nd from left: Omar Jensen

Omar Jensen 1891- 1911 Son of Anton and Sigrid Hansdatter Renna is in the above picture, second from the left. I assume the photo was taken while he was attending Luther College.  He drowned in a lake in Minnesota at the age of 20 after graduation.  His poor family lost their father the same year.  Later in 1932, the family was struck by death again when Sigfrid was killed in an auto-pedestrian accident.  She was crossing the street in Chicago while she was working, when she was hit.  She had graduated from college also.   
I feel for his poor mother.  She lost 2 babies early on, Adolph C. Jensen and Anette Jensen (we have no records about her) in addition to all of these losses.  I have shed tears of empathy more than once for this dear mother and her family.

Source Info.-

Cemetery Source: http://www.interment.net/data/us/nd/grandforks/wash_prairie/washington.htm
Cemetery Map Location: http://wikimapia.org/8635566/Washington-Prairie-Cemetery

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