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Re: Jensen family in Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa
« Reply #9 on: Friday 02 October 20 16:51 BST (UK) »
Thank you very much Ian, I have been busy sorting it all out and will copy you in on what I have done and found.
JENSEN FAMILY CAPTURED ON FAMILYSEARCH
Marriage: Lars Jensen 1796- and Lovise Frederikka Amalia Juul 1803-1872
7 April 1828 (birth years were mentioned)

CHILDREN:
1829 - 8 March – Jens Mogen Julius Jensen
1830 – 15 June – Sidse Maria Jensen
1831 – 4 February – Mette Christine Jensen (this is the date on the record but it is only 8 months after Sidse Maria)
1833 – 10 July - Wilhelmine Caroline Jensen
1835 – 5 February – Niels Peter Jensen
1839 -  Jane Jensen (she fits in here but cannot get any records of her birth nor any other children. The older children were all born in Kobenhavn and Lovise Frederikka Larsdatta was born in Magleby Praesto. So Jane could have been born in either place.)
1844 – 12 January – Lovise Frederikka Larsdattta Jensen
 
CENSUS with children listed:
1840
1.    Kiritins? Kristine? Margaretha aged 13 = 1827 (no records)
2.   Jens Julius aged 11 = 1829
3.   Sirilia Maria aged 9 = 1831 (Is this Sidse Maria 1830 or Mette Christine 1831?)
4.   Niels Peter aged 5 = 1835

1845
1.   Kristine Margaretha aged 17 = 1828
2.   Sofes ? Maria aged 14 = 1831 (1831 is Mette Christine or is it Sidse Maria?)
3.   Niels Peter aged 10 = 1835

1850
1.   Jens aged 21 = 1829
2.   Cecilia? Aged 19 = 1831 (Sidse Maria1830? or Mette Christine 1831?)

1860 (Lovise is a widow)
1.   (G)Cecilie Maria aged 29 = 1831 (Mette Christine 1831 or is it Sidse Maria 1830?)
2.   Niels Peter aged 26 = 1834
(Just above this there is Emilie Jensen listed aged 32 = 1828)

What I think is that they have two homes as the childrens names are not consistent apart from Niels Peter who appears in all these census records and they seem to have helpers in the house as well. What I would like is to get JANE JENSEN’s birth details. I have JENS MOGEN JULIUS JENSEN’s baptism and birth. Thank you for that as well as Lovise Frederikka Amalia’s death. However, I have managed to connect them with regards to his marriage to Susan Donnahue and both their children’s baptisms.
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Re: Jensen family in Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 04 October 20 11:43 BST (UK) »
Thank you very much Ian,

JENSEN FAMILY CAPTURED ON FAMILYSEARCH
Marriage: Lars Jensen 1796- and Lovise Frederikka Amalia Juul 1803-1872
7 April 1828 (birth years were mentioned)

Cheers Hazel

Here is their original marriage record:
https://www.sa.dk/ao-soegesider/da/billedviser?epid=21618415#389232,74204071 - nr 43


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Re: Jensen family in Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 04 October 20 11:47 BST (UK) »
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Re: Jensen family in Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 04 October 20 11:51 BST (UK) »
The only South African record I could find with Jane's maiden name was this 1923 death record:
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01px9/


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Re: Jensen family in Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 04 October 20 19:20 BST (UK) »
Hi Ian,
Thank you for all your help. Do you think that I can safely place Jane Jensen in that family now. I will copy the list of connections I have found.
Showing Jane JENSEN (JANSEN) and Jens Mogen Julius JENSEN Connections

Alfred Boxold BENN and JANE BENN (JENSEN) children - reflecting Jane on death records and Julian and Susan JENSEN as witness to a baptism

1862-1923 – Frances Boxold Benn (married Morris) - Death -Probate record (mother - Jane Benn born Jansen)
1864-          - William Henry Benn born 22 Oct 1864 Baptised 28 Jan 1866 – Death (mother - Jane Benn)
1855-1886 – Amelia Elizabeth Jane Benn – Death (mother – Jane Benn)
1864-1907 – Mildred Jane Benn - Death 22 July 1907 (mother – Jane)
1859-         - Julian Alfred Benn - baptism (Witnesses - Julian & Susan JENSEN) The only one with correct surname spelling.

Marriage of Jens Mogen Julius JENSEN and Susan Donnahue 19 April 1859 (witness Jane BENN)

Jens Mogen Julius JENSEN and Susan Donnahue Children – reflecting BENN Family as witness on baptism records

1860-  Lewis Alfred Jensen (witness is Alfred BENN)
1873 - Frances Maud Jensen (witness is Frances Josephine Boxold BENN)

I am so pleased that I have broken through that brickwall thanks to your help. I really appreciate it very much.

Kind Regards

Hazel

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Re: Jensen family in Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa
« Reply #14 on: Monday 05 October 20 09:27 BST (UK) »
Hi Hazel
To be honest I really don't know. There is no evidence that Jane is from Denmark, she may well have been born in South Africa. There is no evidence that Jane is even Jens' sibling. To be sure Alfred and Jane's marriage record must be found.

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Re: Jensen family in Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa
« Reply #15 on: Today at 18:59 »
Hi Ian,

I have found a record of a daughter born to Jane and Alfred B Benn in 1855. Amelia Elizabeth Jane married to Felix James Cornuel. I got their marriage and her death records which I will attach, which stated the year she was born. (1855-1886). I have been in contact with Wits University in Johannesburg South Africa and she said that there are no Anglican marriages recorded before 1860 in Oudtshoorn or George. I have checked through the Grahamstown records and this is where I picked up Amelia Elizabeth Jane Benn's marriage. Julius Jensen was once again a witness. These records make Jane JANSEN (JENSEN) only 16 and Alfred Boxold Benn 21 when Amelia Elizabeth Jane BENN was born.

I am just NOT getting any records for either Jane JANSEN or Jane JENSEN. Any ideas ???!!!

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Hazel