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Peter Jensen

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Bybjerg, Ovro, Holbaek, Denmark
Death: February 26, 1911 (79)
Place of Burial: Ovid, Bear Lake County, Idaho
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Father of Lars Peter Jensen

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BIRTH DATE 30 June 1831

DEATH DATE 26 Feb. 1911



John R. Young Company (1863) Age at departure: 31


  • Eastern Idaho Death Records Database, in Brigham Young University Idaho, David O. McKay Library, Rexburg, Idaho

Source Location Internet Web Site

  • Lund, Hans Peter, Journal, 1854-1880, 81-84.

Trail Excerpt Source Location Church Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah

  • New FamilySearch

Source Location Internet Web Site

  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists

Source Location Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah

"Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel"


The Paris Post, Friday, March 3, 1911

Peter Jensen Passes Away

One after another the old pioneers of Bear Lake County are being called to their long rest.

The last one to answer the final summons was Peter Jensen, who passed away last Sunday morning. His death was due to general debility and old age.

The deceased was born in Denmark on the 16th day of July 1831 nearly eighty years ago. He was an old pioneer of this county settling in Ovid in 1861 where only about four or five families had previously located. In July 1888 he was appointed bishop of Ovid ward, which position he held for sixteen long years, winning the love and respect of practically every citizen in Ovid.

Peter Jensen was a kindly good human, a faithful father, a Latter-Day Saint, having many friends in this part of the country, who will regret to learn of his death and yet who will feel glad that he is so well prepared to make this change. He leaves a family of nine children, six boys and three girls, a wife in Ovid, and one now residing in Albion, Idaho.

The funeral services were held in Ovid Wednesday morning at which Pres J R Shepherd, Wm L Rich, W W Richards, F M Winters, Nels Johnson and Bishop Lindsey all spoke of Peter Jensen as a man who has worked hard for the establishment of truth, who has been true to his family and friends, and one who will receive a reward in heaven for his past faithfulness.

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Peter Jensen's Timeline

June 30, 1831
Bybjerg, Ovro, Holbaek, Denmark
November 24, 1864
Age 33
February 26, 1911
Age 79
Ovid, Bear Lake County, Idaho