- Birth Date
- 29 August 1833
- Death Date
- 12 March 1900
Jens Peter Christensen
Jens and his family (including wife, Margarethe; step-daughter, Maren K.; and daughters, Hannah and Sena) initially arrived in New York on 3 June 1864 via the ship Monarch of the Seas. On ship records, they are listed under the surname of Jensen. First documentation to place them in Utah is the birth of their son, Niels Peter Jenson on 17 July 1865, as documented at the time of his blessing on 7 September 1865 in the Logan Ward. It is likely that the family first arrived in Utah in 1864, but further research is needed to confirm that.
It is also uncertain exactly how many of the children that came overseas with him, actually made the overland journey.
His gravestone records the death date as 12 May 1900.
- Age at Departure: 13