James or Jens Poulsen (1831 - 1920)

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Birthplace: Kirkstillinge, Soro, Denmark
Death: Died in Liberty, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States
Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Catherine "Erin" Serafina Liora Spiceland
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About James or Jens Poulsen

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868

Poulsen, Jens

Birth Date: 28 Oct. 1831 Death Date: 2 Sep. 1920 Gender: Male Age: 30 Company: Joseph Horne Company (1862)

Pioneer Information: Married Maren Kirstina Arff en route

SOURCE: http://lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneerdetails/1,15791,4018-1-29419,00.html

Biographical Summary:

"...In 1862 James Poulsen and his first wife, Kerstine, and their three children began their voyage to America on a German registered ship, the Athena. The voyage from Hamburg to New York was most unpleasant. The captain was hostile and harsh in his treatment of the Latter-day-Saints. During the 47-day passage, thirty-eight people died and many others became ill. James' then future second wife, Maren Kirstina Arff, was also on this voyage and she helped nurse the Poulsen children and their mother when they became ill. Sadly they never recovered and James had to bury his family at sea.

Wife # 1 Kirsten Jensen Nielsen:

All died at sea: 3 children; Poul age 8. Federikke Marie age 4. James Peter age 3

Wife # 2 Maren Kirstina Arff Poulsen 1/2 Brothers & Sister to Edgar: Sophia, James S, Caroline, Charles, Julia, Joseph S, Lena

Wife # 3 Mother: Mary Humphreys Edgar Poulsen Brothers as follows: Kenneth, William , Walter, George, Clem, Alma, Hyrum Sisters: Elnora, Mary Ann, Amela, Margaret

Wife # 4 Trine Nelsen Poulsen Her sons: Christian Nelsen; Charles Nelsen

James and Maren were married shortly after their arrival in Florence, Nebraska.

The Poulsens made their way to Zion with the Joseph Horne Company (1862), Departure: 27 July 1862 Arrival: 1 October 1862 Company Information: 570 individuals and 52 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Florence, Nebraska (now Omaha).

Poulsen, Jens (30)

Poulsen, Maren Kirstina Arff (26)

The log of the journey reveals that they traveled via the Elkhorn River, Loup Fork, Wood River, Willow Lake, Rattlesnake Creek Fort Laramie, The Upper Platte River Bridge, South Pass, Green River, and on to Salt Lake City.

SOURCE: Unknown

Burial:

Birth: Oct. 28, 1831, Denmark Death: Sep. 2, 1920 Liberty (Bear Lake County) Bear Lake County Idaho, USA

Son of Poul Nielsen and Kirsten Cathrine Klim

Married Kirsten Jensen Nielsen, 29 Dec 1851, Denmark

Married Maren Kirstina Arff, 1862, Florence, Douglas, Nebraska

Married Mary Humphreys, 15 Feb 1870, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah


Burial: Liberty Cemetery, Liberty, Bear Lake County, Idaho, USA

SOURCE: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=41917339

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James or Jens Poulsen's Timeline

1831
October 20, 1831
Kirkstillinge, Soro, Denmark
1851
December 29, 1851
Age 20
Denmark
1854
1854
Age 22
Denmark
1859
1859
Age 27
Denmark
1859
Age 27
Denmark
1863
June 1863
Age 31
Florence, Douglas, Nebraska
1864
May 8, 1864
Age 32
Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho
1866
January 3, 1866
Age 34
Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States
1868
January 22, 1868
Age 36
Millville, Cache, Utah
1870
February 15, 1870
Age 38
Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA