IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.

Clayton county Album

Jenson Family
Gunder, Iowa


Jens Jenson
Jens Jenson
Oleah Olson Jenson
Oleah Olson Jenson (above)

Jens Jenson and Oleah Olson's children,1916
Florence, Josie, Alfred, Irene, Elvina, Velgie, Elvin & Selina Jenson


Jens Jenson – b.9/10/1852; d.1942 Gunder, IA
Oleah (Olson) Jenson – b.5/4/1873; d7/20/1916 Gunder IA
They are buried in Marion Lutheran Church Cemetery R04,S2,P045,L2&L3


Selina (Mrs. Oscar J. Nyberg) - b.2/9/1892; d.12/12/1986
Alfred – b. 2/20/1894; m. Kathryn Flanagan
Josie – b. 3/21/896 never married
Irene (Mrs. Alfred Cook) – b. 12/30/1897
Florence (Mrs Victor Casten) – b. 12/24/1900
Velgie (Mrs. Joseph Lind) – b. 10/16/1902
Elvina (Mrs Alfred Gisleson -> Mrs. Ed Brackin) – b. 1904
Alvin – b. 5/3/1908 never married

Jens Jenson Parents:

Jorgan Jenson b.1830 d.1896
Kari Knutson b.1830 d.1913
Jorgan and Kari lived in Moss, Norway. He came to the US in 1888. Jorgan and Kari’s sons, Jens and Christian, were Norwegian sailors and had come to the US before Jorgan and Kari. Augusta sent passage in 1888 for the family to come to the US.  They settled on the Turkey River, Clayton County Iowa, near Torkel’s farm.  Jorgen and Kari had 5 children:
Jens – b. 9/10/1852
Christian – b.1856 (moved to Australia and changed name to Smith)
Augusta – b.1868 (moved to California & changed name to Gussie Smith)
Mari (Marie) – b.1854 d.1924 (Mari was a midget)
Mari’s twin that died at birth


~all information and photos contributed by Sandy Shores, g-granddaughter of Jens & Oleah Jenson; granddaughter of Selina Jenson Nyberg.
Visit Sandy's personal website for more.

Nyberg family - Allamakee co. Iowa (Selina Jenson Nyberg's family)
Olson family - Clayton co. Iowa (Oleah's family)

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