Sunday, April 12, 2009

Niels Ohlsson 1834-1924 - Petrea Jensen 1841-1886

Neils, Elsie (his 2nd wife, William, Jens
Neils Ohlsson (The names have many different spellings)
Born 10 Jun 1834 Anderslov, Malmous, Sweden
Christened 18 Jun 1834 Anderslov, Malmous, Sweden
Note: his name is spelled Nils Olsson
Parents: Ola Nilsson and Elna Olsdotter
Died 18 Mar 1924 Tirstrup, Randers Denmark
Married: 1) Petrea Jensen 6 Nov 1863 Tirstrup, Randers, Denmark
Note: His name is spelled Niels Ohlson in record
2) Elsie Poulsen (shown in picture - she is the reason Jens and Janus left home according to Sharon, who is Janus' granddaughter)
Sources
Christening: IGI Film 144828 Batch C402142 dated 1779-1854

Marriage IGI Film 0051306 Batch M203844 dated 1854-1872
Petrea Jensen (the picture is not her, but his second wife)
Born 11 Feb 1841 Draaby, Randers, Denmark
Christened 9 May 1841 Draaby Randers, Denmark
Parents: Soren Jensen and Elmine Boltine Horn
Died 5 Nov 1886 Denmark
Sources
Birth: IGI Film 34412 pt 245
Christening: IGI Film 0050940 Batch 206282 dated 1831-1863


CHILDREN

Laura Christiane Ohlson
Born 2 Jan 1864 Denmark
Christened 24 Mar 1864 Tirstrup, Randers, Denmark
Note: Father's name spelled Niels Ohlson in record
Sources
Birth and Christening: IGI Film 0051306 Batch C203844 dated 1854-1872
Ola Ohlson
Born 11 Jun 1866
Christened 30 Sep 1866 Tirstrup, Randers, Denmark
Note: Father's name spelled Niels Ohlson in record
Sources
Birth and Christening: IGI Film 0051306 Batch C203844 dated 1854-1872
Elmine Ohlson (female)
Born 20 Sep 1870
Christened 1 Jan 1871 Tirstrup, Randers Denmark
Note: Father's name spelled Niels Ohlson in record. She was obviously named after her maternal grandmother
Sources
Birth and Christening: IGI Film 0051306 Batch C203844 dated 1854-1872
Picture:  from my aunt who inherited it



Niels Peter Ohlson
Born 3 Feb 1874
Christened 2 Apr 1874 Tirstrup, Randers, Denmark
Note: Father's name spelled Nils Ohlson in record
Sources
Birth and Christening: IGI Film 0051306 Batch C203844 dated 1854-1872
*Janus Marinus Elman Ohlson (a.k.a. Martin Smith)
Born 18 Dec 1876 Tirstrup, Randers, Denmark
Note:  He departed from Copenhagen, Denmark and Immigrated to USA aboard ship SS Island and arrived in New York 5 May 1899 
Married: Esther Elizabeth East 1 Feb 1911 Ogden, Weber, Utah
NOTE: He married her under the name Martin Smith
Children:Mary, Alfred (Clyde), Martin (Blaine), Vesta, Velma, Hazel, Esther (Violet), Norma, Donna, Elman (Glen), Beverly
Died 8 Sep 1935 Ogden, Ogden, Utah (age 58)
Buried Oct 1935 Ogden City Cemetery
Sources
Immigration:  Ellis Island New York Passenger lists 1820-1957 for the ship:  SS Island page 229 Line #8
1920 US Federal Census for Weber County, Utah
1930 US Federal Census for Ogden, Weber, Utah page 4A
Utah Death Index 1905-1951 State File No. 1935003639
Obituary in Ogden Standard Examiner, Ogden, Weber, Utah

Jens Ohlsson
Born 6 Dec 1882 Tirstrup, Randers, Denmark
Occupation: Burlington Northern RR
Married Birtha Marie Sorenson Holst in Denmark (divorced)
Children:  William (who eventually went to South Africa) and Margaret Caroline who married Arne. Hansen and lived in Denmark.  Jen's niece, Sharon, visited Margaret and her family in Denmark in the 1960's at the family farm.  It was called Koustrup Garden.  Immigration year:  1910 and 1930 censuses claim 1905
Note: Jens traveled back home several times. The first record I found when he came to the USA was 16 Nov 1901, sailing from Liverpool, England.
He had to apply for a passport in 1921 that stated he had lived in Montana and Missouri.
The following is information obtained from Ellis Island records
First Name: Jens
Last Name: Ohlsson
Ethnicity:
Last Place of Residence: Wolfe Point, Montana
Date of Arrival: Mar 13, 1920
Age at Arrival: 37 Gender: M Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Mauretania
Port of Departure: Southampton
Manifest Line Number: 0008

Died 9 May 1956 St Benedicts Hospital, Ogden, Weber, Utah
COD: Hepato-renal syndrome (Kidney failure) obstructive jaundice, probably carcinoma of common duct (Liver cancer)
Note: The informant was his sister, Mary P Smith VanDeGraaff
Buried: There is no marker in Utah. Jens was cremated and his ashes sent back to his daughter Margaret in Denmark.
Sources
1910 US Census for Montana Page 9 (age 29)
Note:  name given as Jens P Olsen in record
1920 US Census for Sheridan, Montana (age 29 - it should be 39)
Note: name given as Jens P Olsen in record
1930 US Census for Sheridan, Montana (age 49)
Note: name given as Jens P Olsen in record
1940 US Census for Sheridan, Montana (age 59) Note: name given as Jens P Olsen in record
http://www.ellisisland.org/
Pictures:  US Passport application and the older picture was from 1947
Laramie County, Wyoming Naturalization Records 1867-1920 Vol C p107
US Passport Applications 1795-1925 (He was living in Kansas City, Missouri and applied for his passport on 22 Nov 1921)
Air Passenger Manifest for Scandinavian Airlines 7 Sep 1947 page 176 Line 2 (He's living in Havre, Montana according to the information)
Utah Death Certificate
Cremation: Sharon Smith (his great niece) told me she went with his sister-in-law to send his ashes to Denmark
Obituary from Ogden Standard Examiner

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