Obit: Jensen, Jens P. (1856 - 1932)
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----Sources: WEEKLY CLARION (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 08/12/1932

Jensen, Jens P. (30 MAY 1856 - 5 AUG 1932)

Dorchester (Clark Co., Wis.) friends were saddened to hear of the death of J.P. Jensen, who passed away at his home in the village last Friday noon, Aug. 5, 1932, after an illness of but two days. Death was due to asthmatic trouble followed by serious complications.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:15 from the Peace Evangelical Church with Rev. Jurdane R. Kalwitz officiating. Burial took place at the Evangelical Cemetery with Messrs. William Rau, Herman Fisse, Gus Genrich, Carl Scheibe, Joseph Pueschner and Fred Whitman acting as pallbearers. Flower girls were Fern Marie and Betty Jane Premeau, Phyllis Schief, Dolores Decker, Ruth and Gretchen Fuchsgruber.

Jens P. Jensen was born in Vodum, Denmark, on May 30, 1856, and was 76 years, 2 months and 5 days old at time of death. On June 11, 1880 he was united in marriage to Miss Anna Buessen in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. One son, Henry, was born to this union. He passed away about three years ago. In 1881 the Jensens came to the United States and settled at Bensenville until 1891, when they moved to the town of Holway, Taylor County. In 1909 they left the farm and moved into the Froland building on the north side of the village where they lived until 1916 when they moved to Illinois. After spending three years there they returned to Dorchester, where they have since resided in their present home.

Mr. Jensen was a charter member of the Peace Church and all the timber used in erecting the church was hauled from his farm. He made a host of friends in his journey through life by his friendly smile and his kind, helping hand and there are many who shall greatly miss his absence from our midst. Besides his wife he leaves three grandchildren, Karl Jensen of Chicago, Mrs. Lillian Johnson and Alfred Jensen of Donaldson, Ind., and several great-grandchildren and ahost of neighbors and friends.

Out of town relatives attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. Peter George of Racine, Mr. and Mrs. J. Nelson and son Kenneth, Lyons, and friend: Irma and Herbert Bizer, Mrs. Hildegarde Jantsch, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hoffmann and daughter, Rose, of Medford, Carl Staff, Jake Teil of the town of Holway, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jakel and Mr. and Mrs. Bessamer of Stetsonville.



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