Sunday, June 28, 2015

Jens Ohlsson and Bertha Marie Holst

Jens Ohlsson passport pic
Jens Ohlsson
Parents:  Neils Ohlsson and Petrea Jensen
Born 6 December 1882 Tirstrup, Randers, Denmark
Christened 29 April 1883 Tirstrup, Randers, Denmark
Immigration to US:  1901 - according to Wyoming Naturalization Information
Occupation:  Burlington Railroad Engineer
Married Birthe Marie Holst about 1911
Children:  Margaret and Neils
Died 9 May 1956 Dee Hospital, Ogden, Weber, Utah
Note:  Listed as divorced on death certificate
Buried:  He was cremated and his ashes were shipped to Denmark
Laramie Wyoming Naturalization records 10 March 1904 Vol C page 104
13 May 1911 depart from Liverpool, England aboard the Mauretania for New York
Jen's Birth and Christening record - in Danish - surname spelled Ohlson because that is the way Danish spell it and he was born in  Denmark.  However, Jens was the son of a Swede - so it should have the double-s in it.
WW1 Draft Registration in Sheridan, Montana
Note:  His draft registration is where he lists wife Bertha, as the closest relative.  Bertha was actually in Denmark at the time visiting her family.  She came with him back to U.S. from Denmark with their two children - Margaret and William - in 1922
Ellis Island Arrival 13 March 1920 on ship Mauretania
Note: Wolfe Point, Montana was listed as his last place of residence
Passport application 1921 so he could 'visit parents' lists his residence as Kansas City, Missouri
Passport photo from 1922
10 August 1928 departs from England on ship Mauretania for New York
10 Sep 1931 departs from Bremen, Germany on ship Europa for New York
4 April 1935 departs from Bremen, Germany on ship Europa for New York
1940 US Census Bainville, Montana (hotel guest)
Jen's Ohlsson's Death Certificate
8 September 1947 Air Passenger Manifest leaving Stockholm, Sweden and bound for New York
1967-68 Sharon, his niece, visited Denmark and spoke to Margaret (his daughter)
Utah Death Certificate

Birtha, the mother, Margaret, Neils
Bertha Marie Holst
Born 7 Dec 1886 Denmark
Married about 1911
Died Denmark
Passport photo 1922 - lists reasons for returning to Denmark as 'health'


Margaret Caroline Ohlsson Hansen
Margaret Caroline Ohlsson
Born 7 November 1912 Glasgow, Valley, Montana
Married Arne Hansen
Children: Benge, Bertha, Hanna
Died Denmark
Koustrup Garden - where Margaret and her husband, Arne, lived.

What it looks like as of June 2017.  It was up for sale for 2 million Danish Kroner.

Passport photo 1922 of Margaret as a little girl
Memories of Sharon, her great niece
Picture taken in 1967-68:  courtesy of Sharon, her cousin who visited Denmark

Jens, his second wife, William, Jens

Neils William Ohlsson
Born 26 June 1914 Glasgow Valley, Montana
Died South Africa
Passport photo 1922
Picture:  Sharon, his cousin, shared it with me

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