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Shelby County


1889 Bio Index

L. C. JENSON, of Shelby Township, is one of the successful farmers. He came here in 1874. He was born in Denmark, December 12, 1837, a son of Jens and Anna (Dorothea) Hanson. He attended school seven years, and then worked on a farm for a time; he afterward learned the trade of a locksmith and worked at it for several years. In the spring of 1866 he sailed from Hamburg for New York; he went to Philadelphia and remained eight months; then to Rock Island, Illinois, where he worked at the blacksmith's trade for one year; then he went farther west and worked on the railroad for some time. He then went south to Louisiana and Texas; he was also in St. Louis. The next move was to California and Oregon; but he returned to Iowa and bought his present farm. It was wild, unimproved land, and he now has a good farm of 160 acres, a nice house, orchard, grove, stables for stock and cribs for grain. He is a good farmer, and everything indicates good management and prosperity. He was married March 17, 1876, to Tina Anderson, who was born in Denmark and came to America in 1874; she was the daughter of Annis and Bertha Olson. Mr. and Mrs. Jenson have two children living-Jens Anderson and Anna Dorothea. Three are dead; one called Jens Anderson, Bertha and a baby. Our subject is a Republican. Both he and his wife are members of the Lutheran church; he is an honest and enterprising citizen.

Source: 1889 Biographical History of Shelby County, Iowa, pp. 384. Transcribed and submitted by Marthann Kohl-Fuhs

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