John Christensen

John ChristensenAge: 69 years18871956

Name
John Christensen
Type
immigration name
Given names
John
Surname
Christensen

Johannes Johnsen

Name
Johannes Johnsen
Type
birth name
Given names
Johannes
Surname
Johnsen
Birth March 15, 1887 54 17
Census February 1, 1890 Age: 2 years
Shared note:

Skanderborg, Vrads, Ejstrup, Nørre Gludsted, 1 Hus, 249, FT-1890, D9572

Navn: Alder: Status: Stilling i familien: Erhverv: Fødested:
Søren Chrestensen 50 G Husfader Husmand N Snede sogn
Mette Chrestensen 39 G Husmoder Husmoder Eistrup sogn
Simon Peter Chrestensen 14 U Barn N Snede sogn
Rasmus Anker Chrestensen 12 U Barn Hover sogn, Veile amt
Marinus Chrestensen 3 U Barn Eistrup sogn
Ane Kirstine Chrestensen 1 U Barn Eistrup sogn
Johannes Johnsen 2 U Dattersøn Veile
Ulrikke Nielsen 18 U Tjenestepige - N Snede sogn
Marriage of a parentChris Miller ChristensenSidsel Marie Sørensen ChristensenView this family
October 26, 1893 (Age 6 years)

Birth of a half-sisterOlivia Mette Marie “Olive” Christensen
May 19, 1894 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a half-sisterJulie Elen “Julia” Christensen
May 19, 1894 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a half-sisterGoldie Eleanor Christensen
March 1896 (Age 8 years)
Census February 1, 1901 (Age 13 years)
Address: Uhre Ejerlav, Matrikel nr. 12bs
Shared note:

Vejle, Tørrild, Hover, Uhre Mark, 12bo, 106, FT-1901, D9939

Navn Alder Civilstand Stilling i husstanden Erhverv Fødested
Søren Christensen 18380920 G Husfader Støberiarbejdsmand Nørre Snede Veile Amt
Mette Christensen 18500425 G Husmoder Brødhandel Ejstrup Veile Amt
Marinus Christensen 18861207 U Barn Bydreng Gludsted Veile Amt
Anna Kirstine Christensen 18891022 U Barn Gludsted Veile Amt
Dorine Debora Christensen 18910608 U Barn Gludsted Veile Amt
Niels Andreas Christensen 18940515 U Barn Gludsted Veile Amt
Johannes Jonsen 18870315 U Plejebarn Bydreng Veile
Emigration June 27, 1905 (Age 18 years)
Immigration July 14, 1905 (Age 18 years)
Note: Ankommet fra Liverpool med skibet "Cedric"
Death of a maternal grandfatherSøren Christensen
February 19, 1910 (Age 22 years) Age: 70 years
Address: Sygehuset i Vejle
Burial of a maternal grandfatherSøren Christensen
February 26, 1910 (Age 22 years)
Death of a fatherSøren Johnsen
April 21, 1912 (Age 25 years)

MarriageMae A. KemperView this family
estimated July 1916 Husband: 29 years Wife: 21 years

Birth of a daughter
#1
Joan Edaleen Christensen
April 8, 1918 (Age 31 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMette Madsen
November 22, 1920 (Age 33 years) Age: 70 years
Address: Enggade 5, Kvisten, Vejle
Cause: Apoplexia cerebri (slagtilfælde)
Note: Den 22. november var findedagen. Dødsdag muligvis dagen før.
Burial of a maternal grandmotherMette Madsen
November 26, 1920 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Mary Lou Christensen
June 13, 1922 (Age 35 years)
Marriage of a parentSøren PedersenSidsel Marie Sørensen ChristensenView this family
between 1920 and 1923 (Age 32 years)

Census January 1, 1920 Age: 32 years
Address: 347 Lincoln Street, Longmont, Colorado
Shared note: 1920 USA Census transcript - John Christensen - Household

NameRelationTenSexRaceAgeMCYOIN/AYONEduBPFBPMBPNLEng?OccupationIndustryEmploy
John ChristensenheadOMMW32M1905N-YYDNKDNKDNKDanishYJewelsJewelry storeEm
Mae A. ChristensenwifeFW25MNEMOCAYNone
Joan ChristensendaughterFW1SNEDNKNENone

Death of a half-sisterGoldie Eleanor Christensen
April 4, 1930 (Age 43 years)
Census April 1930 (Age 43 years)
Shared note: 1930 United States - Census transcript - Pete Bergersen - Household

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Bergersen, Pete JrHeadR50.00RNoMW38M37NoYesWyomingNorwayIowaYesDispatching ClerkPost OfficeWYesNo
Bergersen, Bessie LWife - HFW28M23NoYesColoradoPennsylvaniaIowaYesNone
Bergersen, Pete SrFatherMW79WdNoYesNorwayNorwayNorwayNorwegian1878NaYesLocksmithOwner shopOYes
Christensen, JohnBoarderMW43M29NoYesDenmarkDenmarkDenmarkDanish1905NaYesJewelerOwner of StoreEYesNo
Christensen, Mae ABoarderFW35M21NoYesNebraskaMissouriCaliforniaYesNone
Christensen, Joane EBoarderFW12SYesYesNebraskaDenmarkNebraskaYesNone
Christensen, Mary LBoarderFW8SYesYesColoradoDenmarkNebraskaNone

Census April 1940 (Age 53 years)
Shared note: 1940 USA Census transcript - John Christensen - Household

NameRelationHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolGradeBPCitizenshipResidence 1935Farm 1935At workEm.workSeekingJobOther occHoursUnempOccupationIndustryClassWork weeks 1939Income 1939Other income 1939
John Christensenheado15000noMw53MNo8DenmarkNoSame placeNoYes----42ProprietorRetail Jewelry StoreE403000Yes
Mae A. ChristensenwifeFw46MNoH-4NebraskaSame placeNoNoNoNoNoHYes
Mary Lou ChristensendaughterFw17SYesH-3ColoradoSame placeNoNoNoNoNoSNo

Occupation
Jewelry Store Proprietor
1940 (Age 52 years)
Employer: self-employed
Death of a motherSidsel Marie Sørensen Christensen
April 18, 1943 (Age 56 years)
Burial of a motherSidsel Marie Sørensen Christensen
April 1943 (Age 56 years)
Occupation
Jeweler

Residence from 1946 to May 1956 (Age 58 years)
Address: 848 East Ocean Boulevard
Shared note: According to Morris Christensen, son of Marinus, John Christensen and his family moved from Nebraska to California, where he invested in apartment houses and died while playing golf.
Death May 21, 1956 Age: 69 years
Burial May 23, 1956 (2 days after death)
Address: Sunnyside Memorial Park
Unique identifier
94C58114C98A11DBAA38000D93C29E94A30F

Last change April 21, 202017:12:54

by: Søren Tolstrup Christensen
Census

Skanderborg, Vrads, Ejstrup, Nørre Gludsted, 1 Hus, 249, FT-1890, D9572

Navn: Alder: Status: Stilling i familien: Erhverv: Fødested:
Søren Chrestensen 50 G Husfader Husmand N Snede sogn
Mette Chrestensen 39 G Husmoder Husmoder Eistrup sogn
Simon Peter Chrestensen 14 U Barn N Snede sogn
Rasmus Anker Chrestensen 12 U Barn Hover sogn, Veile amt
Marinus Chrestensen 3 U Barn Eistrup sogn
Ane Kirstine Chrestensen 1 U Barn Eistrup sogn
Johannes Johnsen 2 U Dattersøn Veile
Ulrikke Nielsen 18 U Tjenestepige - N Snede sogn
Census

Vejle, Tørrild, Hover, Uhre Mark, 12bo, 106, FT-1901, D9939

Navn Alder Civilstand Stilling i husstanden Erhverv Fødested
Søren Christensen 18380920 G Husfader Støberiarbejdsmand Nørre Snede Veile Amt
Mette Christensen 18500425 G Husmoder Brødhandel Ejstrup Veile Amt
Marinus Christensen 18861207 U Barn Bydreng Gludsted Veile Amt
Anna Kirstine Christensen 18891022 U Barn Gludsted Veile Amt
Dorine Debora Christensen 18910608 U Barn Gludsted Veile Amt
Niels Andreas Christensen 18940515 U Barn Gludsted Veile Amt
Johannes Jonsen 18870315 U Plejebarn Bydreng Veile
Immigration

Ankommet fra Liverpool med skibet "Cedric"

Census1920 USA Census transcript - John Christensen - Household

NameRelationTenSexRaceAgeMCYOIN/AYONEduBPFBPMBPNLEng?OccupationIndustryEmploy
John ChristensenheadOMMW32M1905N-YYDNKDNKDNKDanishYJewelsJewelry storeEm
Mae A. ChristensenwifeFW25MNEMOCAYNone
Joan ChristensendaughterFW1SNEDNKNENone

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Pete Bergersen - Household

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Bergersen, Pete JrHeadR50.00RNoMW38M37NoYesWyomingNorwayIowaYesDispatching ClerkPost OfficeWYesNo
Bergersen, Bessie LWife - HFW28M23NoYesColoradoPennsylvaniaIowaYesNone
Bergersen, Pete SrFatherMW79WdNoYesNorwayNorwayNorwayNorwegian1878NaYesLocksmithOwner shopOYes
Christensen, JohnBoarderMW43M29NoYesDenmarkDenmarkDenmarkDanish1905NaYesJewelerOwner of StoreEYesNo
Christensen, Mae ABoarderFW35M21NoYesNebraskaMissouriCaliforniaYesNone
Christensen, Joane EBoarderFW12SYesYesNebraskaDenmarkNebraskaYesNone
Christensen, Mary LBoarderFW8SYesYesColoradoDenmarkNebraskaNone

Census1940 USA Census transcript - John Christensen - Household

NameRelationHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolGradeBPCitizenshipResidence 1935Farm 1935At workEm.workSeekingJobOther occHoursUnempOccupationIndustryClassWork weeks 1939Income 1939Other income 1939
John Christensenheado15000noMw53MNo8DenmarkNoSame placeNoYes----42ProprietorRetail Jewelry StoreE403000Yes
Mae A. ChristensenwifeFw46MNoH-4NebraskaSame placeNoNoNoNoNoHYes
Mary Lou ChristensendaughterFw17SYesH-3ColoradoSame placeNoNoNoNoNoSNo

Residence

According to Morris Christensen, son of Marinus, John Christensen and his family moved from Nebraska to California, where he invested in apartment houses and died while playing golf.

Note

Morris Christensen, son of Marinus, recalled in the mid-1990s that John Christensen and his family moved from Nebraska to California, where he invested in apartment houses and died while playing golf.

There are family pictures of John taken with other Christensens who lived in the Omaha area – apparently in the early 1940s. Harry Christensen recalled in 2014 that: John had driven his car to Omaha without having to use any gas rations; John was fairly well-off; his Nebraska relatives kidded him about his sporty dress, including brown and white leather shoes; and his wife came from North Bend, Nebraska. As of 1940 he had been living in Cheyenne, Wyoming, so it is reasonable to assume that he had driven from there to Nebraska and that the family moved to California later.

Note

Based on a comparison of data in the 1930 and 1940 census reports, John clearly prospered during the 1930s. In 1930 he and his family were "boarders" in a house rented by another family. In 1940 they owned a house valued at $15,000. The two-story brick house at 2622 Carey Avenue still stands and can be found online. A postcard from John to Deborah Christensen Cramer sent from New York City on 7/2/1937 reported that he was departing for Copenhagen on the following evening.