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Frederick Jesperson


"Hans Jespersen and his wife Marinda Ipson. Hans was born in 1843 in Denmark. His father James (Jens) Jespersen left Denmark when Hans was nine years old or about 1853. When James (Jens) traveled the Missouri River on their way to Utah he was stricken with Cholera and died near Kansas City, MO. "


In 1870 Lancaster County, Nebraska, Frederick is 5, with Peter 34 Denmark, and Jane 29 Ohio. Sarah is 9, Elimer 7, all three kids born in Iowa. Ida M. Burk is 6 and Daniel Embrey is 26.

In 1880 Lancaster County Peter is 43, Jennie 38, Elmer 17, Fredric 15, Anna 6, and Grace 4.

They're in Saunders County, Nebraska in 1885, Peter 48, Jennie 44, Elmer 22, Fred 20, Anna 10, and Grace 9.

Peter 1836-1906 is buried in Saunders County, Nebraska # 67755704, with Jane B. (Montgomery) Jseperson 1841-1911.
"Lorenz Peeter Jesperson is the father of Kate Jesperson who was married to Henry Wells. Peter was born in T√łnder, Sonderjylland, Denmark.
He came to the United States in 1854 and married Jane B Montgomery in 1857 in Cedar, Iowa. In 1861 he enlisted in the Union Army and fought for a year or more until he was released for injuries in 1862. They had already had Kate in 1860 and when he got back in 1863 they had several more children including Anna, who is buried next to them. "

July 22, 1888 Holyoke Colorado "Mr. Jesperson left Wednesday evening for his home in Denver." This is a pharmacist, employed by Mr. S.L. Rowe.


Fred is farming in 1900 Yuma County, born Feb 1865 in Iowa, living alone. He said his father was born in Ohio.

F.P. Jesperson was charged with intoxication in Denver in February 1901.

Fred "Jaspersen" married Victoria Moore in Greeley Colorado February 9, 1908.

February 14, 1908 "Fred Jasperson and bride arrived in Wray Monday from Greeley, and are visiting at the H. J. Wells home south of town. Mr. Jasperson is a brother of Mrs. Wells."

In 1920 Twin Falls, Idaho, Fred is running a pool hall, 55, married to Victoria 56., a hotel chambermaid, with Myrtle 31 a waitress in the hotel, born in Missouri.

Victoria Moore was in Nodaway County Missouri in 1900, 37, born in Iowa. Myrtle 12 was born in Missouri, Wayne 9 in Nebraska.

In 1923 Twin Falls, Fred is a laborer, with Victoria E. at 311 4th Ave East.

Fred is widowed in 1930 Twin Falls, doing odd jobs, living in a large rooming house.

He's buried in Twin Falls 1865-1957 # 125551774.

December 13, 1957 "Fred Jesperson, 92, a patient at the Horion Nunlng home for many years,... died Thursday al Magic Valley Memorial Hospital. Jesperson was born Feb. 14 1865 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is survived by one brother, Elmer Jesperson, Burbank California, and one sister, Mrs. Paul Williams, Long Beach Cal. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the White mortuary chapel the Rev. Paul W. Wolstenholm, Kimberly Nazarene church, officiating. Concluding ceremonies will be conducted in the Twin Falls cemetery." FindaGrave # 125551774.



In 1910 Jane is widowed, 69, living in Denver with daughter Grace G. Williams 32 and her husband Paul Williams.

November 9, 1911 Wray Rattler "Jane B. Montgomery was born in Ohio, February 23, 1841. In the fall of 1852, she removed with her parents to eastern Iowa, where she grew to womanhood.
She was married October 2, 1859, to Lorenz Peter Jespersen who preceded her to the spirit world by five years.
To this union were born five children: Mrs. Kate Wells of Wray, Colorado; Elmer E. Jespersen of this city; Fred Jespersen of Hillrose, Colorado; Anna Jespersen, deceased; and Mrs. Grace Williams of Denver, Colorado. In the spring of 1870, with her husband and family she removed to Lancaster county, Nebraska, where they lived until 1883, after which time her life was spent in this city until seven years ago. Since that time she has made her home with her youngest daughter, Mrs. Paul Williams, at whose home in Denver her last hours were spent. Besides her children, she leaves five grandchildren, and five great grandchildren, two sisters and several nephews and nieces to mourn their loss. Her life was one of calm serenity full of peace and loving kindness. The body was brought from Denver, accompnnied by her two daughters and and their husbands. The funeral services were hold in the Congregational church in this city, tho remains being laid to rest besides those of her husband and daughter in tho Ashland cemetery. Her life's sun is sst forever, And tho night has not come on, For sho passed from earthly sorrow, To that land that knows no morrow, And she heard Him say Well done -
Ashland ( Nobr . ) Gazette."


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