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This Bible is privately owned. Photocopies were sent to me by LCGS member Joan Troemner.
The photocopies show the inscriptions being on three blank pages before the title page.
The Bible is medium format, printed in Danish. The bottom of the title page is torn away, so the publishing date is unknown.
In addition to the inscriptions, a newspaper obituary of Annie (Christensen) JENSEN is pasted into the Bible, and that is also transcribed here. See also the collection of photographs of people connected to this family.
Following is a Family Group Record of the family of Christen NIELSON and
Maren Sophie PETERSEN, submitted along with the Bible photocopies,
by Joan Troemner:
Christen Nielson, b. 8 Nov. 1816, Denmark, m. Maren Sophie Petersen, b. 1826, Denmark, d. 1880, Denmark. 1. Kerstine Christensen, b. 5 Aug. 1850 2. Inger Marie Christensen, b. 5 March 1853 3. Ane Elesabeth Christensen, b. 15 Nov. 1856 in Denmark, d. 12 Aug. 1938 in Stettler, Alberta, Canada, buried 16 Aug. 1938 in Union Cemetery, Pakenham, Ontario, Canada. 4. Jens Peter Christensen, b. 22 July 1860 5. Christien Christensen, b. 12 Dec. 1863 6. Hannah Sophie Christensen, b. 24 Feb. 1866 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- // First page Jorgen Peter Jensen Fodt Sept 12th 1855 Ane Elesabeth Christensen Fodt 15 Nov. 1856 Christian Alfred Jensen Fodt 18 Dec 1885 Arnold Peter Jensen Fodt 14 Febr 1883[?] John Peter Jensen Fodt 17 Feb 1885 Joseph Jensen Oct. 5, 1887 ---------------------------------------- Jorgen Peter Jensen died Nov 4 1887 Ann Elisabeth Christensen Jensen died Aug 12th 1938 Arnold Peter Jensen died 1888 Christian Alfred Jensen died Feb. 1893. John Peter Jensen died Apr 14th 1958. Joseph Jensen died September 25th 1968 Funeral Sept. 28th // Second Page Mads Jensen Dod 1854 Ane Magrete Olsen Dod 1884 - 92 Jens Jorgensen Dod 25 Oct 1866 - 42 Marie Madsen Dod 21 Dec 1884 - 59 Jorgen Peter Jensen Born 12 Sept 1855 Christian Jensen -- 2 Aug 1860 Jens Petersen Dod 1871 Elesabeth Frederiksen Dod 1876 - 66 Aar[?] Christen Nielsen Fodt 1816 - 8 Nov. Maren Sophie Petersen Dod 1880 - 54 A Kerstin(e) Christensen Fodt Aug 5 (..) 1850 Inger Marie Christensen Fodt March 5 1853 Ane Elesabeth Christensen Fodt 15 Nov 1856 Jens Peter Christensen Fodt 22 July 1860 Christien Christensen Fodt [illegible] 1863 Hannah Sophfie Christensen Fodt 24 Feb 1866 // Third page [newspaper clipping] Death of Mrs. Peter Jensen The death occurred at Gadsby, Alberta, on Friday, Aug. 12th, of Annie Christina Jensen, widow of the late Peter Jensen, formerly of Pakenham. Mrs. Jensen had been in frail health for some time past, but was critically ill a short time. She was 82 years of age. Mrs. Jensen was born in Denmark, and came to this village to reside with her husband, but after a number of years, in 1887, Mr. Jensen then only 32 years of age, passed away. The deceased was left with a family of four little boys, a stranger in a new country, unable to even speak the English language. However with her marvellous perseverance she soon grasped the English language and the mode of living here. She won too, for herself, many friends who felt honored with the acquaintance of this brave little woman. A year after the death of her husband, her five-year-old son Arnold, was drowned here, and some time later another boy Alfred, passed away. Her two remaining sons, she educated in the village. They both remain to mourn her loss, Mr. Peter Jensen, station agent at Carleton Place and Joseph Jensen of Gadsby, Alta., at whose home she had been residing. She first went West to live with her son at Cochrane, and later, Gadsby. There are also five grandchildren. The remains were brought to the Union Church here on Tuesday of this week, where the funeral services were conducted at two p.m. at which the old neighbors and friends of the deceased were present. Rev. H. A. Turner, pastor of the church, officiated, assisted by Rev. R. Vatcher of Zion Church, Carleton Place. Interment was in the Union Cemetery. The pallbearers were W.W. Millar, Maxwell Smith, Wm. Dickson, Percy Groves, L.A. Mayne and William Scott. Mrs Jensen resided in the village over 30 years and sincerely won the respect and admiration of the community by her dauntless courage, kind nature and keen sense of humor. Many floral offerings were received.