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Anton Bernard Jansen

Birthplace: Lohne, Altmarkkreis Salzwedel, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Death: March 22, 1888 (66)
Greencreek, Effingham, Illinois, USA
Place of Burial: Green Creek, Effingham, IL, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Anton Francis or Franz Franzicus Antonius Jansen and Maria Elizabeth Jansen
Husband of Private and Elisabeth M. Jansen
Father of John Bernard Jansen; Anthony Bernard Jansen; Barnard Jansen; Henry Joseph Jansen; Mary Margaret Kaufman and 8 others
Brother of Maria Bernardina Jansen; Catharina Elizabeth Boeckmann; Maria Catharina Jansen; Maria Catharina Alexandria Jansen and Unknown unbaptised Jansen
Half brother of Bernard Heinrich Jansen

Managed by: Brian F Arnzen
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About Anton Bernard Jansen

ANTHONY BERNARD JANSEN, farmer, P. O. Effingham, was born in Oldenburg, Germany, February 20, 1822. He was twelve years old when he came to America. He lived two years in Schuylkill County, Penn; at the age of fourteen, was apprenticed to learn the carpenter's trade, in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he served five years, and afterward working as a journeyman for a short time, he came here in 1840 on a visit to his parents, then went back to complete his term of service with a contractor named Baldwin.

Subject came in 1841 to stay, and went to work on a farm for John B. Brummer, on Green Creek, and in April, 1842, he married Elizabeth, the only daughter of his employer, and farmed with his father-in-law for about ten years. In about 1850, he bought 160 acres in two tracts of well-improved land here; about three years later moved here, and has lived on it ever since.

At the time he came here, there was considerable Congress land, which afterward became railroad lands. Of this land Mr. Jansen bought several tracts. He has 227 acres here, besides the 160 acres formerly belonging to the estate of Brummer. He has been very successful in raising both grain and stock.

He has eight children living and three deceased—John Bernard, died when young; Anthony Bernard, died when four teen years and seven months old; Henry Joseph, farmer in Cumberland County, Ill; Mary Margaret, died after marriage to Ferdinand Kaufmann; John William, living in Clinton County, Ill.; John Henry, farmer in this county; Elizabeth, wife of Bernard Husmann, of Shelby County, Ill.; Margaret Malama, wife of Clemens Kaufmann; Anna Helena; Catharine Philomina; Francis Anthony, who is at home.

The father of Mrs. Jansen was born in the Hannover, July 28, 1796. He learned the trade of weaving and worked at it. He married Margaret Suer, and had but one child. He came to America in 1839, and settled here on Christmas of that year.

Our subject's father was Francis Anthony Jansen, born in Oldenburg, Germany, where he learned the carpenter's trade, but followed farming and also herring fishing in the North Sea for many years and was ship carpenter on sailing vessels bound for distant ports, and sometimes worked at his trade in shipyards in Holland. In 1834, he came to the United States on the same vessel with Clemens Uptmore, and brought his wife and family of three children, one having come to this country two years previous.

He worked in the coal mines of Pennsylvania, and at his trade in Cincinnati, Ohio, until 1839, when he came to Illinois and settled near Teutopolis, adjoining the place where H. H. Huels now lives. He lived there for some years with his son-in-law, where his wife died in 1841. He afterward made his home with his son-in-law, H. H. Wempe, who moved to St. Clair County, Ill., where the father died in 1862, in his eighty- eighth year. He was the father of four- children, who grew to maturity—Bernard Henry, who is a lawyer in Cincinnati, Ohio; Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Buckmann, dead; Catherine Alexandrina, wife of Henry Wempe, dead; subject and one who was the youngest of the family. Mr. Jansen is a Democrat and has served as Supervisor of the township.

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Anton Bernard Jansen's Timeline

February 20, 1822
Lohne, Altmarkkreis Salzwedel, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Douglas Township, Effingham Co, Illinois, USA
December 28, 1845
Effingham, IL, United States
Green Creek, Effingham County, Illinois, United States
June 4, 1848
Douglas Township, Effingham Co, Illinois, USA
February 2, 1851
Douglas Township, Effingham Co, Illinois, USA
November 26, 1855
Green Creek, Effingham, IL, United States
April 9, 1858
Effingham, Effingham, Illinois, USA
June 18, 1860
IL, United States