Husband: Jens NEILSEN (N425)
Born: 3 JUN 1853 at: Vogslev, , Denmark Married: 16 AUG 1879 at: Kankakee, , Illinois Died: 4 DEC 1903 at: DesMoines River Twp, Murray Co, MN Father:Neils LARSEN Mother:Else Marie ANDERSDATTER Other Spouses: NOTES
Wife: Jensine PETERSEN (P362)
Born: 2 FEB 1854 at: Swenborg, Fyen, Denmark Died: 11 JUL 1931 at: , Murray, MN Father:Peter JENSEN Mother:Marie HANSEN Other Spouses:
Name: Elsie M. NEILSEN Born: 13 NOV 1881 at: Kankakee, , Illinois Married: at: Storden, Cottonwood, MN Died: 23 DEC 1964 at: Brainerd, Crow Wing Co, MN Spouses: Fred PETERSEN
Name: Ned Peter NELSEN Born: 4 FEB 1883 at: Linn Grove, Buena Vista Co, IA Married: 9 NOV 1904 at: Summit, Grant, SD Died: 12 JAN 1980 at: Westbrook, Cottonwood, MN Spouses: Anna Hansina BUSK PEDIGREE NOTES
Name: John H. NEILSEN Born: FEB 1886 at: , Buena Vista, IA Married: at: Died: at: Spouses: Meta COHRS
Name: Mary E. NEILSEN Born: DEC 1886 at: , Buena Vista, IA Married: at: Died: at: Spouses: John JAEGOR
Name: Annie S. NEILSEN Born: JAN 1890 at: , Buena Vista, IA Married: at: Died: at: Spouses: Alfred BOLTZ
Name: Hans K. NEILSEN Born: APR 1892 at: , Buena Vista, IA Married: at: Died: 1 MAR 1912 at: Spouses:
Name: Victor C. NEILSEN Born: 6 MAY 1894 at: , Buena Vista, IA Married: 18 JUN 1918 at: Windom, Cottonwood, MN Died: 27 APR 1982 at: Spouses: Frieda RUPP
Name: Albert L. NEILSEN Born: NOV 1895 at: , Buena Vista, IA Married: at: Died: 1975 at: Spouses: Elizabeth KUEHL
Jens NEILSEN was born 3 June 1853 in Denmark. His father was Neils LARSEN; his mother, Eliz. Marie HANSEN. Jens came to the United States in 1873 and was a naturalized citizen.
Jensine PETERSEN was born 2 February 1854 in Swenborg, Fyen, Denmark. Her father was Peter JENSEN. On her death certificate, her mother's name is given as Marie HANSEN. This may be an error on the part of the informant who may have been thinking of her husband's mother's name instead. Jensine also came to the United States in 1873.
Jens and Jensine were married about 1880 at Kankakee, Illinois, and lived there for another couple of years. The couple moved to Alta, Iowa, in 1882 where they farmed until 1899. In the 1885 Iowa state census, Jens 32, Sine 30, Ellie 3, and Nat 1, are listed as farming on Section 33, Township 92 North, Range 38 West, in Buena Vista County.
In 1899 the family moved to Minnesota. In the 1900 census, Jens and Jensine are listed in Des Moines River Township, Murray County, Minnesota. They had been married 20 years at this time and had 10 children, 8 of whom were still living and were listed with the family.
Jens died 4 December 1903 in Des Moines River Township, Murray County, Minnesota of heart failure. His wife Sine was named the administratrix of his estate. In the probate papers she clearly signed her name NEILSEN. Since Nels died intestate, his property was divided according to law between his widow Sine and their 8 children. The value of his personal property was estimated as about $3,000 including 4 horses ($150), 5 cows ($85), 5 hogs ($27), 3 sheep ($6), 150 bushels of barley ($30), 100 bushels of wheat ($60), 100 bushels of corn ($28), 200 bushels of oats ($44), and 1 Moline wagon ($32). His land, valued at about $12,000 consisted of the NE 1/4 of Section 14 (160 acres), the W 1/2 of the SE 1/4 of Section 11 (80 acres), the SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 11 (40 acres), Lot 3 of Section 11 (40 acres) and Lots 6 and 7 of Section 12 (74 acres) all in Des Moines River Township (Town 106 N, Range 39 W) of Murray County, Minnesota.
After Jens death, Sine lived in Westbrook for a time, then with a daughter in North Dakota and then back in Murray County with her sons. She was a practicing midwife to many neighbors and her family. Jensine died 11 July 1931 in Des Moines River Township. Sine's son Ned was named the administrator of her estate. At this point Ned signed his name first as NELSEN and then later as NIELSEN. His brother Victor signed his name as NELSEN. The probate papers state "...(All of the men named in this paragraph hereof being also variously known by the sir names [sic] of Nelsen, Neilsen and Nelson)." Sine's will (16 June 1924) divides up her property, including her share of the land from Jens' estate, equally amongst her remaining 7 children. However, the probate papers do not further mention her daughter Elsie M. PETERSON.
Both Jens and Jensine are buried in the Westbrook cemetery just north of town.