Obit: Jensen, Peter (1843 - 1926)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Jensen, Kassen, Kleinschmidt, Ebbe, Garbush

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 05/6/1926

Jensen, Peter (25 March 1843 - *30 April 1926) * Could be off

Last Friday night at 1 o’clock, before the dawn of a new day, Peter Jensen, an old settler, died at his home in the town of Lynn, at the age of 83 years, 1 month and 3 days.

Mr. Jensen was born in Schleswig, Holstein, Germany, on March 25th, 1843 and was married June 10th, 1865 to Christena Kassen. To this union six children were born, two sons and four daughters; Herman and Henry of Lynn, Mrs. Mary Kleinschmidt of Lynn, Mrs. Emma Ebbe of Wisconsin Rapids and Mrs. Arthur Garbush of Fremont. Deceased with his family came to America in the year 1865. They lived in New York one year, then moved to New Holstein, Wis. After two years they moved to Rantoul, Calumet Co., where they lived 9 years. 49 years ago they came to Lynn and have resided here continually. He leaves beside his wife and children, 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Deceased was a hard working man. When he first settled on a wild 80 acres of land he worked in the John Paul Lumber Co. camps in the winter and cleared his land in summer. When sorrow and misfortune crossed his pathway and the clouds looked dark and threatening the sunshine that was constantly in his heart never faded. The writer feels justified in voicing the sentiment of the entire community that he would cheerfully share his last crust, and never was a deserving one known to be turned away empty handed from his door. The distance was never too great or the time too pressing to prevent him from extending a helping hand to one in distress.

The large gathering from far and near at his funeral bespoke plainer than words in what esteem he was held in this community. Through his eight weeks of illness he never complained. His was an ideal life and might well be duplicated by any person who can. Through his 83 years of sojourn he side-stepped all pitfalls and overcame all temptations and when he stands face to face before the great Judge, no doubt the verdict will be "As thou hast done to thy brethren, likewise shall it be done unto you".

His aged wife will hereafter make her home with her daughter, Bertha, Mrs. Arthur Garbush.



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