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Jensen family in Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa
« on: Monday 28 September 20 16:53 BST (UK) »
I am looking for the parents of Lens Mogens Julius JENSEN and Jane JENSEN who were in Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa around middle to end of the 1800ís.
Lens Mogens Julius JENSEN was born about 1834-1837. He was married to Susan Donnohue on 19 April 1859 (they were both of full age) in Grahamstown. They had 6 children all of whom were born in Grahamstown between 1860 and 1873. On their marriage and some of the childrenís baptism records it links him to Jane JENSEN.
Jane JENSEN was married to Alfred Boxold BENN. There is no marriage record but connection references as above and her death records on 18 April 1874 in Grahamstown have her as a Jane  BENN and reference to her age giving the year of birth. Somebody did the BENN family tree and that is where I got most of the information from for Jane JENSEN.
I would be most grateful if somebody could help me with tracing their parents. I have noticed that the names are mostly from Denmark.
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Re: Jensen family in Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 29 September 20 09:09 BST (UK) »
Hi
This looks to be him.
Jens Julius Mogensen Jensen was born 1829.
Parents were Lars Jensen and Lovise Friderikke Amalie.

https://www.sa.dk/ao-soegesider/da/billedviser?bsid=6533#6533,151075


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Re: Jensen family in Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 29 September 20 09:17 BST (UK) »
This is his confirmation record with same parents. His name is recorded as Jens Mogens Julius Jensen.
His mother's maiden name is recorded as Juul.
He was born 8 March 1829.

https://www.sa.dk/ao-soegesider/da/billedviser?epid=21618406#379858,73870472 - nr 16.


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Re: Jensen family in Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 29 September 20 10:50 BST (UK) »
According to his 1850 census from Copenhagen he was a "Sadelmagersvend" - journeyman saddle maker. Also in leather goods.
His occupation in South Africa according to his children's records was upholsterer, so I think this fits nicely.

1850 Census:
https://www.sa.dk/ao-soegesider/da/billedviser?bsid=115363#115363,17299639 - Jens Jensen in family at bottom.


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Re: Jensen family in Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 29 September 20 12:02 BST (UK) »

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Re: Jensen family in Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 29 September 20 13:57 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much Ian, It does seem to be the right connection. Jane is then 10 years younger than Jens Mogen Julius so I wonder when they emigrated to South Africa. Can I put the info onto my family tree with the web links and your explanations? I am over the moon THANK YOU .
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Hazel

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Re: Jensen family in Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 01 October 20 10:04 BST (UK) »
Hi Hazel
You're welcome and yes you can add them to your tree.

Ian


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Re: Jensen family in Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 01 October 20 10:41 BST (UK) »
Here are some more records:

1840 Copenhagen Census:
https://www.sa.dk/ao-soegesider/da/billedviser?bsid=6533#6533,151075 - last family

1845 Copenhagen Census:
https://www.sa.dk/ao-soegesider/da/billedviser?bsid=8361#8361,203587 - last family

1860 Copenhagen Census:
https://www.sa.dk/ao-soegesider/da/billedviser?bsid=10141#10141,244909 - 3rd family down, left page. Lovise is a widow.


Ian


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Re: Jensen family in Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 01 October 20 12:44 BST (UK) »
Lovise Fredrikke Amalie Jensen's death record:
https://www.sa.dk/ao-soegesider/da/billedviser?epid=21583760#425331,78394726 - nr 70 right hand page.

Ian