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Bishop William H. Griffin. Took part in early Indian
troubles. Assisted in bringing immigrants to Utah; drove
oxteam across the plains seven times. One of first settlers
in Cache Valley 1869.

JKYKINS, EVAN (son of David Jenkins, born 1814, Llandwr,
South Wales, and Anna Evans, born June 9, 1820, Merthyr
Tydfll, South Wales, married 1841). He was born May 18,
1849, Cwm Batch, Galmorganshire, South Wales. Came to
Utah Sept. 20, 1858, Captain Loveland company.

Married Ann Williams (daughter of David Williams and
Sarah Ludwig of Llanelly, Caermarthenshire, South Wales;
latter came to Utah 1869, Elias Morris company). She
was born Feb. 8, 1854, and came to Utah with mother. Their
children: Evan b. June 14, 1878, m. Alice Hawkins; Sarah
b. March 27, 1880, m. William J. Powell; Anna b. Feb. 26,
1882, m. David Crowther; David b. May 11, 1884; Mary Ann
b. July 23, 1886, m. Henry J. Thomas; Rachael b. April 24,
1889; Vida b. March 2, 1891; Esther b. Jan. 7, 1893; Samuel b.
Oct. 3, 1894. Family home Samaria, Oneida Co., Idaho.

Married Sarah Jenkins March 18, 1903, Logan, Utah
(daughter of John Jenkins and Ann Deer), who was born
Jan. 28, 1860, Swansey, Glamorganshire, South Wales.

Peace officer four years. First counselor to Bishop Daniel
E. Price of Samaria ward.

JENKINS, JAMES (son of Thomas Jenkins and Mary Thomas
of South Wales). Born October, 1817, South Wales. Came
to Utah October 1854, Dorr P. Curtis company.

Married Elizabeth Davis 1843, Llanelly, Wales (daughter
of John Davis of Wales), who was born 1807. Their chil-
dren: Jane, m. Andrew W. Cooley; John, m. Rosella Morris;
William, m. Fannie Hirst. Family home West Jordan, Salt
Lake Co., Utah.

Elder; block teacher. Farmer ynd stockraiser. Died
March 6. 1904.

JENKINS, JOHN (son of James Jenkins and Elizabeth
Davis). Born May 27, 1846, Llanelly, South Wales. Came
to Utah Sept. 4, 1854, Captain Richards company.

Married Rozella Morris Nov. 25, 1870, Salt Lake City, by
Bishop Hoagland (daughter of George Morris and Hannah
Newberry of Ohio, pioneers 1848). She was born March 29,
1848. Their children: John M. b. April 21, 1873, m. Florence
Brown; Zina E. b. March 2, 1875, m. Valton M. Pratt;
George E. b. April 11, 1877, m. Elma Stogell, m. Rozella
Brown; Ada R. b. Sept. 20, 1878, m. Frank L. Clark; Arthur
V. b. July 23, 1880. m. Grace Moss; Mary M. b. March 16,
1885, m. Everett Watrous; Viola P. b. Dec. 18, 1892. Family
home Pleasant Green, Salt Lake Co., Utah.

Elder. Farmer and stockraiser.

JENKINS, WILLIAM (son of James Jenkins and Elizabeth
Davis). Born Oct. 7, 1848, South Wales. Came to Utah
October 1854, Dorr P. Curtis company.

Married Fanny Hirst Dec. 20, 1869, Salt Lake City (daugh-
ter of John Hirst and Charlotte Brook of Yorkshire, Eng.,
pioneers Aug. 26, 1868, Hans Jensen Hals company). She
was born May 10, 1852. Their children: John W. b. Dec. 13,
1870, m. Harriet Davis; Hannah E. b. Jan. 1, 1873, d. aged 6;
Sarah J. b. April 1, 1875, m. Leroy Morris; Fanny G. b. Aug.
26, 1877, d. infant; James H. b. June 30, 1880, m. Helma Ek;
Annetta Eve b. Dec. 5, 1882. m. A. W. Exstrand; Mary C. b.
July 9, 1885, m. W. H. Smith; Henry A. b. Aug. 23, 1887, m.
Pearl Smith; Amos B b. Nov. 16, 1889, m. Edith Wagner;
Thaddeus b. Dec. 25, 1892, d. infant; Annis b. July 18, 1894.
Family resided in Salt Lake Co., Utah.

Member 8th quorum seventies; high priest: missionary to
Indiana 1896-97; block teacher; president T. M. M. I. A.
Farmer and stockraiser.

TENKINS, JAMES HARDY (son of John Jenkins and Ellen
Hardy of Stirlingshire, Scotland). Born July, 1822. Came
to Utah October 1863.

Married Jeanett Laird 1842 (daughter of Charles Laird).
She was born 1822. Their children: John Laird b. Jan. 17,
1844, m. Emma Louisa Taylor, m. Annie Maria Sorenson;
Charles b. Oct., 1845, m. Mary Conover; Jane, m. William
Stewart; Ellen, m. John Finch; Henry, m. Emma Stanneld;
Elizabeth, m. Heber Stanfield; Jeanette, Agnes, James, Mar-
geret, James, Isabel, latter six d. young.

Married Miriam Saunders 1880, Salt Lake City. Their chil-
dren: William b. January, 1882, m. Lucile Cook; Francis M.;
Robert Lusle. Family home Goshen. Utah.

High priest. Died February, 1891, Salt Lake City; buried
at Goshen.

JENKINS, JOHN LAIRD (son of James Hardy Jenkins and
Jeanett Laird). Born Jan. 17, 1844, In Scotland. Came to
Utah October, 1863.

Married Emma Louisa Taylor (daughter of George Taylor
and Louisa Gwyther, Candle Green, Gloucestershire, Eng.).

She was born Aug. 13, 1854, Parish Besley, Eng., and came
to Utah Oct. 3, 1862, Capt. Duncan company. Their chil-
dren: Emma Louisa b. June 23, 1872, died; Jeanett Laird b.
Sept. 6, 1874, m. Charles H. Wentz; James Hardy b. Nov. 20,
1876, m. Mary Elizabeth Bucklar; Son b. July 28, 1878, died;
Alice Taylor b. Aug. 28, 1879, m. Lars L. Olsen; Lucy Jane b.
Dec. 2, 1881, m. Peter N. Anderson; Louisa Gwyther b. July
2, 1883, died; John Laird b. March, 1885, died; George Taylor
b. July 10, 1888; Joseph b. March 13, 1892; Hyrum b. March
13, 1892; Junis Paxman b. June 13, 1894; Hattie Eva b. April
10, 1896; May Afton b. May 30, 1899.

Married Annie Maria Sorenson November, 1878, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Jeppa Sorenson and Catherine Ceila John-
son, Koosharem, Utah). She was born / pril 26, 1859. Their
children: Annie Maria b. July 9, 1880, died; Catherine Ceila
b. July 16, 1882, m. Albert Earl Davis; Henry J. b. April 24,
1886, died; David William b. May, 18S7, died; Isabell b. June
28, 1888; Wilford W. b. April 28, 1892; Gilbert b. July 14.
1895; Jennie Marretta b. May 6, 1900. Family home Goshen,

Member of presidency of 15th quorum of seventies; mis-
sionary to Scotland 1889-1890; counselor to Bishop Peter
Okelberry, Goshen ward; superintendent of Sunday school;
counselor to president Y. M. M. I. A. School trustee. As-
sisted in bringing immigrants to Utah 1866. Worked on
St. George temple. Carpenter; miner; farmer. Died May
22, 1905.

JENKINS, JAMES HARDY (son of John Laird Jenkins and
Emma Louisa Taylor). Born Nov. 20, 1876, Goshen, Utah.

Married Mary Elizabeth Bucklar June 24, 1908, Salt Lake
City (daughter of George Bucklar of Burton Overy, and
Jane Fant of Swineshead, Lincolnshire, Eng.). She was born
Nov. 9, 1876. Their children: Ruth Mary b. Feb. 18, 1910;
John Laird b. Dec. 6. 1911; Pearl Fant b. June 8. 1912.

Missionary to Missouri 1902-04; bishop Grand View ward;
secretary elders quorum, Goshen, Utah. Fruit raising;

JENKINS, X.EWIS (son of Thomas Jenkins and Margaret
Griffeth, Glamorganshire, South Wales). Born March 28,
1834, in Glamorganshire. Came to Utah 1859.

Married Eliza Ann Harrison May 22, 1870, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Isaac Harrison and Hanna Dore of
Belper, Derbyshire, Eng., came to Utah 1879). She waa
born Nov. 24, 1840. Their children: Lewis R. b. April 2,
1871, m. Laura Cynthia Moench Dec. 22, 1899; Rosa, m.
Louis Beason Bingham; Eliza Ann; William, d. young;
Thomas, m. Florence Turner; Clara Jane; Margaret; George
Albert, m. Lillian Malquist. Family home Plain City. Utah.

Member 64th quorum seventies; president Y. M. M. I. A.;
first assistant Sunday school superintendent. Justice of
peace. Farmer. Died July 30, 1903.

JENKINS, LEWIS ROBERT (son of Lewis Jenkins and
Eliza Ann Harrison). Born April 2, 1871, Plain City.

Married Laura Cynthia Moench Dec. 22, 1899, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Louis F. Moench and Ruthlnda Eveline
Hill of Ogden, Utah). She was born Sept. 13, 1875. Their
children: Genevleve Eliza b. Nov. 22, 1900; Lewis Rulon b.
Sept. 12, 1902; Laurence William b. Nov. 6, 1904; Gwendo-
lyn b. June 28, 1907; Ruthinda La Rue b. March 26, 1909;
Donald Moench b. Aug. 7, 1911. d. young; Donna Mae b.
Nov. 4, 1912. Family home Plain City, Utah.

One of presidents 87th quorum seventies; missionary to
Hawaiian Islands 1895-99; assistant Sunday school super-
intendent; first counselor and secretary Y. M. M. I. A.;
secretary elders' and seventies' quorums. Farmer.

JENKINS, THOMAS (son of David Jenkins and Jane Fer-
geson of Lancaster county, Pa.). Born 1808 in Lancaster
county. Came to Utah 1852.

Married Joanna Marshall April 19, 1838, In Lancaster
county (daughter of Joseph Marshall and Joanna Halzel
of Philadelphia. Pa.). She was born April 21, 1816. Family
home Ogden, Utah.

High priest. Blacksmith and farmer. Died Dec. 3, 1893.

JENKINS, THOMAS (son of John Jenkins and Hannah
Cartwright of Herefordshire, Eng.). Born Sept. 18, 1829,
In Herefordshire. Came to Utah Sept. 22, 1848, Lorenzo
Snow company.

Married Anna Smith Jan. 16, 1851 (daughter of Thomas
Smith, pioneer John Young company). She was born Dec.
2, 1833. Their children: Mary Ann, m. Richard G. Lambert;
Alice, m. David L. Dean; Sarah J., m. Abraham H. Cannon;
Annie, m. Frank Wilcox; John A., Eva, George B.. Thomas
W., last four died.

Married Mary R. Avery Oct. 27, 1856, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Erastus and Jerusa Avery), who was born
Oct. 19, 1834. Their children: William E., m. Maria Kim-
ball; Sophia, m. W. A. Aubrey; Rachel (deceased), m. Charles
Slade; Thomas H., m. Minnie Moffat; Cyrus F., m. Matilda
Burrows; Maud, m. J. U. Eldredge, Jr.; Joseph J., Jerusa A.,
James A., latter three died.

Married Mary A. Fuller Dec. 22, 1866, at Salt Lake City.
No children.

Married Mahala Elmer Dec. 19, 1870. Salt Lake City
(daughter of Edward Elmer and Elizabeth Ann Blundon.
of Suffolk, Eng.). She was born Dec. 12, 1847. Came to
Utah 1870. Their children: Edward Elmer, m. Elizabeth
Cutler; Harrison E., m. Julia Wleser; Rose, m. Carl A,
Badger; Emily, m. David A. Smith.



Married Mary Buckley at Salt Lake City. Only child:
May (deceased), m. Albert B. Needham. Family home, Salt
Lake City.

High priest; bishop of 4th ward. City councilman. Con-
tractor; stockraiser. Died at Salt Lake City Oct. 21, 1906.

JENKINS, EDWARD ELMER (son of Thomas Jenkins and
Mahala Elmer). Born Nov. 25, 1873, at Salt Lake City.

Married Elizabeth Cutler Oct. 14, 1897, 'at Salt Lake
City (daughter of John C. Cutler and Elizabeth Taylor of
England). She was born Oct. 5, 1874. Their children:
Elmer C. b. Oct. 6, 1898; Irving E. b. March 12, 1902; Harold
C. b. Dec. 28, 1905; John C. b. May 3, 1908.

Missionary to England 1898-1901; high priest. Member
firm Ashton & Jenkins, real estate dealers.

JENKINSON, SAMUEL, WILFORD (son of Noah Jenktnson
and Hannah Smith of Oldham, Lancashire, Eng. ; came to
Utah May, 1878). Born Dec. 18, 1851. Came to Utah Oct.
14, 1850.

Married Sophia M. Hardy May 21, 1878, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Leonard Wilford Hardy and Sophia Lois
Goodridge of Salt Lake City, pioneers Oct. 14, 1850, Wilford
Woodruff company). She was born April 21, 1856, Salt Lake
City. Their children: Wilford b. Sept. 17, 1879, d. infant;
Frank N. b. April 21, 1881, m. Edna M. Hemphill; Florence
S. b. Jan. 21, 1883, m. Fred Jacobson; Samuel W. b. May
30, 1886. m. Susie Johnson; Lena V. b. Sept. 16. 1888, d.
infant; Isabel b. Oct. 22, 1890, d. infant; Joseph A. b. Oct.
22, 1890; Alma H. b. Dec. 13, 1892; Leonard H. b. Feb.
19, 1895; Harold H. b. Oct. 18, 1896, d. child; Wallace H. b.
April 8, 1899. Family resided Smithfield and Salt Lake
City, Utah.

Chaplain state legislature; superintendent home for the
blind; justice of the peace, Smithfield, and member city
council. Superintendent 20th ward Sunday school, Salt
Lake City.

JENNE, BENJAMIN (son of Prince Elisha Jenne and Olive
Lincoln). Born May 16, 1806. Came to Utah 1848, George
Snyder company.

Married Sarah Snyder Jan. 20, 1830 (daughter of Isaac
Snyder and Louisa Comestock of New York). She was born
April 11, 1813. Their children: Hyrum; Isaac; Louisa b.
June 15, 1832, m. Jared Curtis Roundy; Olive b. Oct. 1, 1835, m.
William Peck; Chester; Sarah Jane b. Sept. 11, 1839, m.
George Q. Cannon; Roseanna, m. Peter Hanson; Maria;
Brigham; William H. b. April 22, 1848, m. Minnetta Johnson;
Robert; Lucy.

Died in Idaho in 1897.

JENSEN, ANDREW. Born February, 1810, Klotofte, Den-
mark. Came to Utah 1860.

Married Methei Catherine Nilsen, Copenhagen, Denmark,
who was born May 22, 1810, in Denmark, came to Utah with
husband, and died Aug. 14, 1878.

Died Nov. 29, 1883.

JENSEN, ANDREW NIELSOTV (son of Neils Jensen and
Gunilla Erlandsen of Sweden). Born May 7, 1829, Herestad,
Sweden. Came to Utah Oct. 5, 1864, Isaac Canfield company.

Married Caroline Nielson in Oct. 1860, at Malmb, Sweden
(daughter of Ola Nielson and Petronilla Larsdatter of
Malmo). She was born Aug. 25, 1839. Their children:
Gunilla b. Dec. 18, 1861, d. while crossing the Atlantic;
Niels b. Dec. 23, 1862, d. Oct. 16, 1864; Andrew I). Dec.
20, 1865, d. Sept. 16, 1866; John b. Aug. 11, 1867, m. Elma
Sanberg; Mary Caroline b. July 30, 1869, m. Charles L.
Bean; James b. Oct. 14, 1871, m. Lucy Harmon; Martha
Sophia b. Feb. 24, 1874; Lewis b. Aug. 17, 1876, m. Adele
Gottfridson; Alexander b. Nov. 20, 1878, m. May Harmon.
Family resided in Sweden and at Fountain Green and Rich-
field, Utah.

High priest; counselor in bishopric of Richfield ward.
Farmer and stockraiser. Died May 14, 1893, at Richfield.

JENSON, JAMES (son of Andrew Nielson and Caroline
Nielson). Born Oct. 14, 1871, Richfield, Utah.

Married Lucy Harmon April 30, 1902, Manti, Utah (daugh-
ter of Ansel P. Harmon and Rosaline Chandler, pioneers
1848 and 1862 respectively). She was born Sept. 23. 1871.
Their children: Ruth b. Sept. 8, 1903; Carrie b. Oct. 19, 1905;
James Harmon b. Nov. 13, 1907; Rose b. Feb. 3, 1910; Milo
Andrew b. Feb. 23, 1912. Family home Richfield, Utah.

Elder and ward teacher at Richfield. Farmer and stock-

JENSEN, CHRISTIAN (son of Jens Jensen and Metta Maria
Jensen of Laasby, Skanderborg amt, Denmark). Born June
6. 1841. Came to Utah Oct. 8, 1854, Hans Peter Olsen

Married Albertlna Carlsten Nov. 10, 1863, at Manti, Utah
(daughter of Charles Anton and Amanda Carlsten of Solves-
borg, Blekinge, Sweden). She was born Jan. 23. 1841, and
came to Utah Sept. B, .1863, John F. Sanders company. Their
children: Amanda b. Aug. 17, 1864, m. Joseph Ralphs; Jens
Christian b. July 30, 1866, m. Agnes Christie Brown; Albert
b. Sept. 6, 1868, m. Olive Stephens; James b. Aug. 13,
1870, died; Carl Anton b. March 23, 1873, died; Albertina

Annetta b. April 16, 1875, m. Andrew Samuelson; Cora
Josephina b. Aug. 16, 1877, m. Hans Nelson.

Settled at Manti, Utah, 1854. Veteran Black Hawk war.
Quarried stone for St. George temple. Brought immi-
grants from Missouri river to Salt Lake City in 1863, with
Capt. Sanders company. Moved to Ferron, Utah, 1896.

JENSEN, JENS CHRISTIAN (son of Christian Jensen and
Albertina Carlsten). Born July 30, 1866, Manti, Utah.

Married Agnes Christie Brown Jan. 22, 1886, Manti, Utah
(daughter of James Cant Brown and Margarette Christie
of Lochee, three miles west of Dundee, Scotland). She was
born June 10, 1869, and came to Utah in 1882. Their chil-
dren: Christian b. Dec. 13, 1886, m. Blanche Caldwell; Agnes
Bertha b. Sept. 2, 1888. m. William Ralphs; James Stanley
b. June 7, 1890; Eva b. Nov. 26, 1899; Maggie Vera b. April
7, 1901; Gerald Quintin b. April 13, 1905. Family home
Ferron, Utah.

Moved from Manti to Ferron, Utah, 1890. Farmer; brick-

JENSEN, CHRISTIAN (son of Jens Christensen and Anna
Jensen of Aaby, Denmark). Born Sept. 25, 1818, Aaby, Den-
mark. Came to Utah Oct. 6, 1867, Independent company.

Married Karen Petersen Aug. 12, 1860 (daughter of Peter
Andersen and Kjarstin Jensen), who was born May 16, 1825.
Their children: Bertha M. b. Jan. 30, 1858. m. David Eccles;
Mary b. Sept. 2, 1863, m. R. W. Emmett; Peter M. b. Jan. 22,
1868, m. Elizabeth Bronson.


JENSEN, PETER M. (son of Christian Jensen and Karen
Petersen). Born Jan. 22, 1868, Huntsville, Utah.

Married Elizabeth Bronson June 20, 1889, Logan, Utah
(daughter of Wilmer W. Bronson and Elizabeth Fisher),
who was born March 10, 1870, Huntsville, Utah. Their chil-
dren: Wilmer C. b. Dec. 23. 1890; Floyd C. b. Nov. 17, 1892;
Ronald V. b. March 18, 1895; Clarice b. June 7, 1897; Royal
Q. b. Nov. 9, 1899; Lillian b. Sept. 10, 1901; Myrtle b. Sept.
19, 1905; Oren L. b. Jan. 28, 1902; Dillworth D. b. Oct. 1, 1910.
Family home, Huntsville.


Kristiansen, born 1751, and Maren Jensdatter). Born March
8, 1796, Horhaven, Aarhuus Amt, Denmark. Came to Utah
In 1854.

Married Anne Johanna Rasmusen (daughter of Bendlx
Sorensen), who was born March 15, 1790. Their children:
Jens b. April 16, 1814; Niels b. June 15, 1824, m. Karen
Jensen 1851; Soren b. Dec. 26, 1830, m. Caroline Theodora
Loft 1854. Family resided Ephralm and Fountain Green,

CHRISTIANSEN, SOREN (son of Christian Rudolph Phillip
Jensen and Anne Johanna Rasmusen). Born Dec. 26, 1830,
Aarhuus Amt, Denmark.

Married Caroline Theodora Loft in 1854, in Denmark
(daughter of Mikkel Christensen Loft and Anna Marie
Nielson, who came to Utah in 1873). She was born July

6, 1836, in Denmark. Their children: Christian John b.
April 17, 1855, m. Ellen Jane Oldroyd 1876; Maria MIkkeline
b. Sept. 29, 1856, m. Lars Nielson 1871. Family home Foun-
tain Green, Utah.

School trustee; Sunday school treasurer and librarian;
ward teacher; president high priests quorum.

tiansen and Caroline Theodora Loft). Born April 17, 1855,
in Denmark.

Married Ellen Jane Oldroyd, at Salt Lake City (daughter
of Peter Oldroyd and Katharine Micklejohn; former came
to Utah 1850, latter 1851). She was born Nov. 8, 1856,
Ephraim, Utah. Their children: Christian T. b. Aug. 10,
1876. m. Estelle E. Cook 1892; Peter M. b. March 29, 1880;
Agnes M. b. Nov. 8, 1881, m. James W. Christensen 1910;
Ellen Jane b. April 1, 1885, m. Eugene Ivory Oct. 22, 1911;
Soren A. b. Sept. 19. 1886; Archibald L. b. Oct. 8. 1888; Roy O.
b. Jan. 29, 1892; Catharine J. b. Oct. 4, 1895; Leah B. b. Nov.

7, 1897; Joseph R. b. Sept. 26, 1898; John Eldon b. Feb. 27.
1901. Family home Fountain Green, Utah.

Town trustee. Ward teacher; Sunday school superin-
tendent; bishop 20 years. Member brass band.

JENSEN, DAVID J. Born April 15, 1835, Tolton, Norway.
Came to Utah in 1863.

Married Birta Serena Peterson, who was born Aug. 20,
1844, Norway. Their children: Segvart Julius, d. Norway;
Josephine, d. on plains; David Henry, d. Lehi, Utah; Sarah
Christina, m. Alfred Alder Jan. 1884; Hyrum Daniel, m.
Augusta Alder Nov. 23, 1891; David Oscar, m. Martina
Hansen; Nora Elvlna, m. James Smart; Anton Henry, m.
Nellie Bowen; Carl Fredrick, m. Dagmar Lund; Joseph
William, m. Sarah Chadwick; Naham, m. May Monson.

Married Margaret Ann Alder Sept. 1, 1898, Logan, Utah
(daughter of Alfred Alder and Susan Field), who was born
Aug. 10, 1864, Kaysville, Utah. Their children: Olean Alder
b. Nov. 24, 1899; Winifred b. May 1, 1904; Lenard Alder
b. Sept. 2, 1907.

Bishop's counselor of Preston; first Sunday school super-
intendent of Preston stake; high councilor of Oneida stake.
Farmer and stockraiser. Died Jan. 1909, at Preston, Idaho.



JENSEN, HTRUM DANIEL (son of David J. Jensen and
Birta Serena Peterson). Born Feb. 22, 1868, Franklin,

Married Augusta Alder Nov. 23, 1891, Preston, Idaho
(daughter of Alfred Alder and Silsan Field of St. Louis.
Mo., pioneers Sept. 23, 1853, Cladius V. Spencer company).
She was born Aug. 27, 1866. Their children: Alta b. Sept.
2, 1892, m. William H. Anger; Serena Jensen b. Dec. 29,
1893. Family home Ogden, Utah.

Missionary to Norway 1896-98; member presidency Scan-
dinavian organization, Oneida stake. First marshal of
village of Preston. Farmer.

JENSEN, HANS (son of Jens Andersen and Anna Katrina
Jespersen). Born April 10, 1842, Frybjerg. Orte Sogn, Den-
mark. Came to Utah 1866.

Married Cecelia Jensen in April 1864 (daughter of Peter
and Martha Jensen), who was born Feb. 28, 1848. Their
children: Waldemar b. June 1, 1867, m. Selma Johnson Sept.
1, 1894; Hans b. April 3. 1869; Jacob b. Sept. 1, 1871; Martha
b. Jan. 20, 1874, m. John C. Johnson; Jens Mikkle b. July
8, 1876; Anne Katrine b. Oct. 4, 1878, m. John Lerwell Jan.
1, 1898; Maria Christina b. March 19, 1881, m. Delos F.
Tanner April 9. 1902; Alma b. Dec. 23. 1884; Moses b. 1888,
m. Eva Francom Nov. 28, 1906; Cecelia and Emilia, twins,
b. 1896. Family home Goshen, Utah.

Married Maren Hansen Oct. 11, 1870, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Lars Hansen and Karen Petersdatter), who
was born Jan. 13. 1848, Meby, Denmark. Their children:
Lars b. June 21, 1872; Johanas b. Jan. 20, 1874; Hans b.
March 14. 1875; Peter Christian b. Nov. 11, 1877; Andrew
Jorgen b. June 7, 1878; Joseph b. Nov. 19, 1879; Hyrum b.
Oct. 3, 1881; Carl Moroni b. March 22, 1884; Adam b. Feb.
22, 1888; Dan Frederick b. June 9, 1890; John b. July 31,
1892; Albert b. Jan. 7, 1896.

Missionary to Sjselland, Denmark, 1862-65. High priest
and seventy. First settler at Salt Lake City, afterwards
moved to Goshen and lived there until his death. Tailor
by occupation.

JENSEN, WALDEMAR (son of Hans Jensen and Cecelia
Jensen). Born June 1, 1867, at Salt Lake City.

Married Selma Johnson Sept. 1, 1894, Santaquin, Utah
(daughter of Ludvick and Christine Johnson; came to Utah
Aug. 1883). She was born Feb. 15, 1875, in Sweden. Their
children: Edmund Walter b. July 23, 1896; Emma Christen
b. Sept. 3, 1898; Elmer Ludvick b. Oct. 21, 1901; Agnet
Cecelia b. Feb. 8, 1903; Hans Delos b. Aug. 20, 1905; Robert
Franklin b. Aug. 30, 1907; Sylvia Selma b. Oct. 14, 1909;
Ruth Carrie b. March 8, 1912.

Missionary to Aalborg and Aarhuus, Denmark, two years;
2d counselor to Bishops Peter Okelberry (dead), and later to
Wm. P. Okelberry.

JENSEN, HANS RICHARD. Married Mary S. Christensen,
Denmark (daughter of Carrie Marie Madsen, Denmark).
She was born Feb. 23. 1852. Their children: Hans Richard,
Jr., m. May Pitt; Carrie Marie, m. Joseph Ellison Murray;
Julius, m. Vllate Goodrich. Family home Vernal, Utah.

JENSEN, JAMES (son of Niels Jensen, born In 1817 at
Starup, and Inger Marie Madsen, born March 17, 1819, at
Fleisborg, Denmark). Born July 14, 1847, at Starup. Came
to Utah Sept. 12, 1861, John Miirdock company.

Married Anna Sophia Christensen Sept. 26, 1868 (daughter
of Frederik Christensen and Dorthea Sophia Tiesen, mar-
ried in 1848; former pioneer 1862, Capt. Van Cott company,
latter died in Denmark). She was born Nov. 8, 1849; came
to Utah with father in 1862. Their children: James B.
b. Sept. 9, 1869, m. May Gushing; Niel C. b. Jan. 28. 1872.
m. Rose Graham; Joseph F. b. April 12, 1874, m. Isabel!
Sidoway Sept. 24, 1902; Mary A. S. b. Sept. 27, 1876, m. A.
G. Gushing Dec. 16. 1896; Amos E. b. July 2, 1879, m. Ida
Despain March 28, 1906; Mabel E. b. Nov. 22, 1881, m. August
M. Nelson April 25, 1906; Sarah Florence b. Aug. 16, 1884.
m. Louis E. Van Dam April 20, 1905; Evan Orlando b. April
16, 1887, m. Edith Brown Sept. 20, 1911. Family home
Draper, now Sandy, Utah.

Bishop of Sandy ward, Salt Lake county. May 15, 1892;
counselor in presidency, Jordan stake of Zion, 1900. Veteran
Black Hawk war. Precinct constable. Draper, 1876-1880;
justice of peace 1882; postmaster 1879-1892.

JENSON, JAMES B. (son of James Jenson and Annie Sophia
Christensen). Born Sept. 9, 1869, Bear River City, Utah.

Married Ellen May Cushlng Feb. 28, 1894, Salt Lake City
(daughter of A. J. and Ellen M. Cushing of Sandy, Utah;
former came to Utah 1869, latter 1850). Their children:
James Arthur b. Jan. 16, 1896; Irraa May b. Jan. 21, 1898.
Family home Salt Lake City.

Member 57th quorum seventies. Mining engineer.

JENSEN, JAMES (son of James Jensen, born 1797, Kender-
tofte, Denmark, and Mary Nielsen, born at Kirkehealsange,
Denmark). He was born Oct. 3, 1832, Lyea Rye, Gorlovsogn,
Denmark. Came to Utah Sept. 27, 1862, Captain Murdock

Married Bodel Larsen April 20, 1862, on board ship
(daughter of Lars Pederson and Anne Olsen of Wortingborg,
Denmark). She was born Dec. 23, 1832, and came to Utah

with husband. Their children: Mary Josephine b. April 17,
1863, d. infant; James, Jr., b. April 16, 1864, m. Hannah Eliza
Hepworth Nov. 8, 1889; Lars Peter b. Sept. 12, 1866, m.
Elizabeth Colton Oct. 26, 1886. Family resided Brigham
City and Mantua. Utah.

Married Henrietta Christensen July 6. 1869, Salt Lake
Endowment house (daughter of Jacob and Maren Christen-
sen), who was born Jan. 22, 1843. came to Utah 1866, Inde-
pendent company. Their children: Joseph b. April 16, 1870,
d. March, 1892; Hyrum b. May 8. 1871, m. Sarah Ellen Allen
Oct. 21, 1903; Martin b. Sept. 30. 1874. m. Elnora Nielsen Oct.

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