December 31, 2015

Pallesen



George P. Pallesen, Oakwood Cemetery, Somers, Wisconsin
Son of William and Ane Marie
See Somers Pioneer Website "Pallesen"
(Photo Courtesy of USGenWebArchivesProject by Larry and Linda Kopet)

William C. Pallesen and Ane Marie Pallesen, Oakwood Cemetery, Somers, Wisconsin
Immigration Year: 1893 (Source: US Census)
Children:  Albert, born about 1901 and died in 1918 of influenza; George born 1903; Agnes born 1912)
Daughter of William:  Agnes Pallesen Sorensen.  She was born in 1912 on the Piper Bros. Farm.
Agnes Sorensen was a school teacher at Berryville School, Somers Township
Granddaughter of William and Daughter of Agnes:  Sandra Halmo
(Photo Courtesy of  USGenWebArchivesProject by Larry and Linda Kopet)







August 10, 2014

Norris



Rachael "Ray" Ozanne Norris and husband Myron Lee Morris
(Source:  findagrave.com/Rachael "Ray" Ozanne Norris.  Added by Zoe Tom)

Rachael "Ray" Ozanne Norris parents
James Ozanne (1825-1891)
Marie Fidelia Kellogg (1831-1904)

Walter Clare Norris/1900 U. S. Federal Census
parents:  Rachael Ozanne Norris and Myron Lee Morris

Walter was born about 1889 in Illinois.  He lived with his parents (Rachael and Myron and sister Marion) in Rockford, Illinois during the 1900 Census.  He died at the age of 16 on January 12, 1905 in Cook County, Illinois.
He was buried at Oakwood Cemetery January 14, 1905.

Marion Lela Norris/1930 U.S. Federal Census
Marion Lela Norris was born March 25, 1886 in Illinois.  She lived with her parents (Rachael and Myron) in Evanston, Illinois during the 1930 Census.  Marion Lela died age the age of 85 August 1971.  Her last residence and place of death is East Grand Rapid City, Michigan.  She is buried at Oakwood Cemetery.



Myron Lee Norris
Oakwood Cemetery, Town of Somers, Kenosha County, Wisconsin
(Source:  USGenWebArchivesProject by Larry & Linda Kopat)

Ray (Rachael) OzanneNorris
Oakwood Cemetery, Town of Somers, Kenosha County, Wisconsin
(Source:  USGenWebArchivesProject by Larry & Linda Kopat)

Walter Clare Norris
Son of Rachael "Ray" Ozanne Norris and Myron Lee Norris
Oakwood Cemetery, Town of Somers, Kenosha County, Wisconsin
(Source:  USGenWebArchivesProject by Larry & Linda Kopat)

Marion Lela Norris
Daughter of Rachael "Ray" Ozanne Norris and Myron Lee Norris
Oakwood Cemetery, Town of Somers, Kenosha County, Wisconsin
(Source:  USGenWebArchivesProject by Larry & Linda Kopat)


August 06, 2014

Pedersen



Louisa Alicia Ozanne Pedersen
(Source:  findagrave.com/added by Judy Uelmen)

Spouse:
Peter C. Pedersen

Parents:
Abraham Ozanne (1827 - 1880)
Sophia LaCrenea Ozanne (1827 - 1890)




Oakwood Cemetery, Town of Somers, Kenosha County, Wisconsin
Louisa O Pedersen
December 18, 1861
February 21, 1934

Peter C. Pedersen
November 1, 1859
February 22, 1930

(Source:  USGenWEbArchivesPorject Larry & Linda Kopet)





December 26, 2013

Jensen, Christian Julius Family


Christian Julius Jensen and Inger Marie Mogensen Jensen
Summer, 1901
(Source:  Original photo courtesy of Lynn Thompson Powell)





Written on back of photo:  Father's Mother
(Source:  original photo courtesy of Lynn Thompson Powell)


Note on back of photo:  Our father's sister, Ante (aunt) Ane Jensen who was a fine dress maker in Denmark
(Source:  Original photo courtesy of Lynn Thompson Powell)



(Source:  Original photo courtesy of Lynn Thompson Powell)




Inger Jensen, 1922 working in her garden at her home at 815 Newell Street, Kenosha, Wis.
(Source:  original photo courtesy of Lynn Thompson Powell)



Christian Julius Jensen, born July, 1850 in Denmark.  Died April 12, 1927 in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Immigration Year: 1882
Married to Inger Marie Mogensen December 23, 1873.  Inger was born March 13, 1850 in Aalborg, Denmark and died January 18, 1938 in Kenosha. 
Inger immigrated to America in 1883 with four children shown in the photo below.




1883 Denmark
Mother holding Christine, James (Jens) standing, Anne and Christian sitting
Father, in USA at the time.
(Source:  copy of photo courtesy of Lynn Thompson Powell)
 

Christine Jensen born April 20, 1880 in Rakkeby, Denmark.  Died December 21, 1965.  Married Robert Maegaard June 4, 1902.  In 1948 Christine and her husband moved to Safford, Arizona.  In 1956, Christine returned to live in Kenosha.
Children: Gladys born 1902



Christine Jensen Maegaard and her daughter Gladys



Robert Maegaard, Kenosha Post Office
(Source:  Original photo courtesy of Lynn Thompson Powell)



James (Jens) Marinus Jensen, born Feb. 26, 1876 in Rakkeby, Denmark. Died Aug. 5, 1904 in Wisconsin from an accident at the age of 28.  See photo below.



(Source:  original article courtesy of Lynn Thompson Powell)
 


Anna Johana Jensen born Aug. 31, 1874 in Rakkeby, Denmark.  Died May 4, 1964 in Kenosha.  Never married.  She cared for her parents until they died. 

(Source:  copy of photo courtesy of Lynn Thompson Powell)



Anna J. Jensen
Oakwood Cemetery, Somers Township, Kenosha County



Christian Peter Jensen  born Dec. 21, 1877 in Denmark. Died Nov. 20, 1953 in Wisconsin.  Married Emma Emily Gentz.  Christian Peter was in the Spanish American War serving in Cuba.
Children:  Harold James born in 1909 and Ardella Geraldine born 1913.  See photo below.


Other Child of Christian Julius and Inger Marie Mogensen

Lauritz (Lawrence) was born April 1881 in Rakkeby, Denmark and died August 1882 in Denmark from Whooping Cough as an infant.

Christian Julius and Inger Marie children after Inger arrived in Wisconsin

Estella (Stella) Jensen, daughter, born March 28, 1884 in Somers, Wisconsin.  She died Feb. 13, 1962 in Kenosha.  She married Joseph A. Meurer in 1907. 
Children:  Edith born 1908, Irving born 1910, Hazel born 1912, Virginia born 19??



Joseph Meurer, age 27  and Stella Jensen Meurer, age 23
Wedding July 27, 1907
(Source:  copy of photo courtesy of Lynn Thompson Powell)




The First Kenosha Hospital 1907 and Stella Jensen
(Source:  copy of news article provided by Lynn Thompson Powell)
Click on the article for a larger reading view.



Laura Jensen, daughter, born November 30, 1885 in Wisconsin. Died January 7, 1979.  She married William E. Thompson (1886-1962) on March 25, 1920.
Children: Jean born 1921, Charles William born 1922, Margaret born 1925, Richard born 1927




Laura Jensen
(Source:  Original photo courtesy of Lynn Thompson Powell)



Laura Jensen
Augustana Hospital School of Nursing
(Source:  photo courtesy of Lynn Thompson Powell)



1912 list of Graduate Nurses from Augustana Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago, Illinois
See Laura Jensen-Thompson
(Source:  copy courtesy of Lynn Thompson Powell)



Laura Jensen-Thompson
World War I
 
 
 

Laura Jensen Thompson
(Source:  copy courtesy of Lynn Thompson Powell)

Julia O. Flikke Bio 
 
 

(Source:  copy of new article courtesy of Lynn Thompson Powell)



Mrs. Laura Jensen Thompson
Returning from France - 1919
(Source:  original photo courtesy of Lynn Thompson Powell)


Somers Ladies "Party of Old School Mates" for Christine at Laura Thompson's house
Alice B. Bailey, Mabel Longmore, Sena Jensen Iverson, Emma Jensen, Christine Jensen Maegaard, Kathrine S. Pophal, Minnie Grimshaw Ozanne, Fannie Baker, Anna Jensen, Kittie Haigh.


Sena (Sine) Jensen, daughter, born January 30, 1889 in Racine, Wisconsin. Died January 10, 1973.  She married Carl Iverson March 1,  1916.
Children:  Carl and James



(Source:  copy of photo courtesy of Lynn Thompson Powell)





Three Jensen Sisters
Anna at the top, Stella at 18 years old on the left, and Christine on the right
April 6, 1902
(Source:  copy of photo courtesy of Lynn Thompson Powell)



(Source:  copy of photo courtesy of Lynn Thompson Powell)



Christian Peter Jensen

Christian Peter Jensen, June 7, 1901
Columbia Barracks, Havana, Cuba
Veteran of the Spanish American War
(Source:  Copy of photo courtesy of Lynn Thompson Powell)



Chris P. Jensen, served three years in Cuba during the Spanish American War.
(Source:  original photo courtesy of Lynn Thompson Powell)
Note:  The photo above was  taken at Columbia Barracks, Quemados, Cuba. 



Christian Peter Jensen was born December 21, 1877 in Denmark. He arrived in the U.S. in 1882.   He died November 20, 1953 in Wisconsin and is buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Somers Township, Kenosha County.    He was a veteran of the Spanish American War, 7th Cavalry and he served in Cuba.


Chris P. Jensen
Oakwood Cemetery, Somers Township, Kenosha County


Emma E. Jensen, wife of Chris P. Jensen
Oakwood Cemetery, Somers Township, Kenosha County


Christian Peter married Emma Emily Gentz.  The Gentz family were one of the early  pioneers of Somers Township.

Emma Emily Gentz was the daughter of Charles Gentz (also spelled Geutz) who immigrated from Germany to the U.S. on November 2, 1870, arriving at the Port in Baltimore.  Charles was born May 10, 1851 and on the 1900 US Census was shown living in Somers Township as a widow.  His children were listed as Frederick, Emma, Louis, and George.  Also living with him were his uncle Herman (age 77), and aunt Willimena (age 77) and mother-in-law Louisa Freitag.  Herman Gentz and Willemena Gentz were living in the Town of Somers on the US 1870 Census.  Louis and George Gentz are shown in the 1897 class photo of Burr Oak School, Somers Township and were class mates of the Jensen children.  The Gentz family rented in Somers Township.

1910 US Federal Census
Lived in Somers Township
Chris P. Jensen, age 32, born in Denmark about 1878
Emma Jensen, spouse, age 27, born about 1883
Harold Jensen, son, 7 months old, born about 1909 (Harold James was born August 24, 1909 and died June 16, 1949.

1920 and 1930 US Federal Census (new daughter)
family still lived in Somers Township
Ardella Jensen, daughter, born about 1914 (Ardella Geraldine Jensen was born Sept. 13, 1913 and died April 1984. 

Otto and Ardelle Jensen Green
Oakwood Cemetery, Somers Township, Kenosha County
(Note:  Otto's parents, Henry and Setha Green lived in Kenosha but were also buried at Oakwood Cemetery)


James Jensen


James M. Jensen
(Source:  copy of photo courtesy of Lynn Thompson Powell)


James M. Jensen
Oakwood Cemetery, Town of Somers, Kenosha County
 
James Jensen was born February 26, 1876 in Rakkeby, Denmark.  He died August 5, 1904.

"The funeral services of James Jensen, killed by a train near Corliss (now known as Sturtevant), were held from his late home Sunday afternoon.  A large concourse of sympathizing friends followed the remains to Oakwood Cemetery."
(Source:  Racine Journal Aug. 10, 1904)

July 07, 2013

Buswell, Moses, Lucy, Otto, Clara

Buswell Family
Oakwood Cemetery
(Photo by Jacqueline Klapproth Nelson.  Copyright October 2011)


Moses C. Busell
"One by one the old pioneer residents of Somers are passing away, and this week we are called upon to chronicle the death of Moses C. Buswell, who died at his home on Thursday morning, December 2, at the age of seventy-five years.  The deceased was born in Warren, N.H. January 2, 1923, and at the age of twenty years he accompanied his parents westward, their purpose being to seek a home in the west where land could be had cheap, the family arriving in Southport, Kenosha County, in the early 1840's.  Moving to the Town of Paris they engaged in farming.  The subject of this sketch soon returned to the east where he chose a companion for life's journey, being married to Miss Lucy J. Gardner of Hornby, N.Y. on September 3, 1848.
The young couple soon arrived in Paris and settled on a farm.  Mr. Buswell having developed an early fondness for teaching school, devoted a part of his time in the district schools instructing the children of the neighborhood.  He manifested such an interest in the welfare of the schools that he was appointed school inspector, which office he held for a number of years.  In early life he had realized that there was something far better than the goods of this world for which to live and as he grew up to the years of manhood his faith in God grew stronger and stronger.  Standing on this solid foundation he united with the church and took an active part in later years in building and organizing the Free Baptist Church of Paris, in Kenosha county.  Being a resident of Somers for several years he had the respect of all who knew him and in all his dealings with his fellow men, honesty was one of his principal characteristics.
Eleven children were born to them as follows:  Ezra M. of Concord, N.H.; John H. of Churdan, Iowa; Malvina M., Whiting, Kansas; Alfonse M. is dead; Charles H. of Minona, Minn.; Mary L. of Kenosha; William H. of Eagle Grove, Iowa; Genevieve is dead; Ottawa F. who occupies the farm; Moses C. of Burnette Junction, Wisconsin and James O. of Watertown, Wisconsin.
The funeral services were held on Saturday morning from the house and were conducted by Rev. Dickinson of Mygatt's Corners.  He chose for his text a part of the 21st verse of the 1st chapter of Philippians.  "To die is gain."  The remains were interred in Oakwood Cemetery."
(Source:  Racine Daily Journal, publication date, December 7, 1897.)

Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Buswell, who have resided for four years in Concord, N.H., visited his brother Otto and family last week.  They have departed for Beatrice, Nebraska, where they will make their future home, having resided there previous to their location in the past.
(Source:  Racine Daily Feb. 8, 1899)



May 28, 2013

Ozanne, Peter





Peter Ozanne
Mary Ann Ozanne
Lawrence F. (son) Ozanne
Oakwood Cemetery, Somers Township, Kenosha County
(Source:  Photo courtesy of Larry & Linda Kopet USGenArchivesProject Wisconsin)

Peter Ozanne
Peter Ozanne was born on the island of Guernsey, in the English Channel, March 27, 1827, and died March 6, 1905, lacking but twenty-one days of being seventy-eight years old.  He was one of the pioneers in this section of Kenosha County, Wisconsin, and for many years was a very prominent and influential man in Somers Township.

James and Rachel (Thoume) Ozanne, the parents of Peter Ozanne, were natives of Guernsey.  They were the parents of four children: three sons and one daughter:
James (married, reared a family, became a physician)
Peter (read this story)
John (died at the age of fifteen years)
Rachel (died in childhood)

James Ozanne and his family came to America, landing in Racine, Wisconsin, June 18, 1842.  On July 4th following, be bought 326 acres of land, located in Somers, Township, Kenosha County, later dividing a portion of this land between his sons, James and Peter, and passed the balance of his life here, dying aged seventy-two years.  He was twice married, his first wife being the other of our subject (Peter).  After her death, he went back to Guernsey where he married Mary Carre, who still lives in Somers Township; she has been blind for some years.  Four children were born to this union:
Alfred C. of Tempe. Arizona
Helena, widow of H.A. Hitler, of Somers Township
Miss Emma, of Somers Township
Edward G., of Somers Township

On March 28, 1849, Peter Ozanne was married to Miss Mary Ann LeMessurier, who was born April 17, 1832 in Guernsey, and six children were born to them, as follows:
Mary Ann (died aged five months)
Pierre T.(single and living on the homestead with his brother, Lawrence E.)
Lawrence E. (living on the homestead with his brother, Pierre T.)
Clarence F. (twin brother of Lawrence E. died in 1884, aged twenty years and three days)
Rosa A. (married Fred L. Holmes, lives at South Haven, Michigan and has five living children)
Charles H. (died in 1877, aged nine years, eleven months and twenty-four days)

For a period of nineteen years, Peter Ozanne was Town Clerk continuously; for a number of years he was Town Treasurer, was Clerk of School District No. 7, and for a few years was Secretary of the Somers Mutual Fire Insurance Company.

The farm which Mr. Ozanne originally owned in Somers Township, a gift from his father, contained eighty-seven acres, two acres having since been sold.  To have lived in one locality for sixty-three years and to have, during that time, gained the respect and esteem of one's fellow citizens and preserved it to the end, is a pretty fair test of a man's quality, and such was the case with Peter Ozanne.  His remains rest in Oakwood Cemetery.  he was a consistent member of the Methodist Church.

















Pierre T. Ozanne
Oakwood Cemetery, Township of Somers, Kenosha County, Wisconsin
(Source:  Photo courtesy of Larry & Linda Kopet, USGenWebArchivesProject Wisconsin)

Mother:  Mary Ozanne (Born 1832)
Father: Peter Ozanne (Born 1827)




Rachel Ozanne
Oakwood Cemetery, Township of Somers, Kenosha County, Wisconsin
(Source:  Photo courtesy of Larry & Linda Kopet, USGenWebArchivesProject Wisconsin)





Ozanne, Maria Fidelia Kellogg





Maria Kellogg Ozanne
Oakwood Cemetery, Town of Somers, Kenosha County, Wisconsin
(Source:  Photo courtesy of Larry & Linda Kopet, US GenWebArchivesProjectWisconsin)

Maria Kellogg Ozanne died Feb. 16, 1904 in Winnebago, Wis.

 
Maria Fidelia, daughter of Austin Kellogg, born in Cicero, New York, 2 September married in Princeton, Wisconsin; 21 Sept 1851 Dr. James Ozanne born in the Isle of British Channel 21 May 1825, son of James Ozanne and Rachel Thomne died in Somers, Wisconsin 24 July 1891.  He was a physician was graduated from Hahnemann Medical College Chicago 1862 and res in Somers, Wis.  Was an Episcopalian and a Republican.  After his death, Marie res in Oshkosh, Wis. with her eldest son.

Children born in Somers James Thomne Ozanne born 13 Aug. 1853 married 8 June Carrie Jane Barnes res in Oshkosh. Rachel Amelia Ozanne born 26 June 1858 married in Somers 25 1884 Rev. ML Harris res in Rockford, Ill. Walter Henry Ozanne born 9 Oct 1861 died 1 May 1888. Gail Austin Ozanne born 31 May 1863 died 21 Mar 1883. Irvine Eugene Ozanne born 28 July 1865 unm.  Herbert Giles Ozanne born 13 July 1869 is unm
(Source:  information above added to Ancestry.com by tim10ela on May 17, 2012)

Oshkosh Daily, May 25, 1909
Application of Clara M. Kellogg to admit to Probate the Last Will and Testament of Marie A. Kellogg of Oshkosh.

Ozanne, Gail



Gail Austin Ozanne
Oakwood Cemetery, Somers Township, Kenosha County, Wisconsin
(Source:  Photo courtesy of Larry & Linda Kopet, USGenWebArchivesProject Wisconsin)

 
Gail Austin Ozanne was born May 31, 1863 and died March 31, 1883.
She was the daughter of Dr. James Ozanne and Maria Fidelia Kellogg.  Maria was the daughter of Austin Kellogg, one of the first settlers in Somers.

1870 U.S. Census for Somers Township
James Ozanne
Maria Fidelia Kellogg
children:
James T., age 16
Rachel A., age 11
Walter H., age 8
Gail A., age 6
Irving, age 4
Herbert, age 10/12

February 17, 2013

Petrie



John, Lydia and Frazier Petrie
Oakwood Cemetery, Somers Township, Kenosha County
(Source:  Photo courtesy of Larry & Linda Kopet, USGenWenArchivesPorjectWisconsin)

 

Partial 1861 Map of Somers Township, Kenosha County
Section 16, J. Petrie two parcels of 40 acres each


1880 U.S. Federal Census
John Petrie, age 66, born about 1814 in Scotland
Married
Spouse:  Lydia Petrie, born 1834
Children: Frazier born 1855
Children: Frank born 1858


Porter



Partial 1861 Map of Somers Township, Kenosha County
Section 17
A.B. Porter, 160 acres
S.W. Porter, 80 acres
?.B. Porter, 80 acres

1860 U.S. Census.  Home in Somers
Asa B. Porter, age 56, born in Connecticut
Isabella, age 26, born in Scotland
Ann Augustus, age 4, born in Wisconsin

(Note:  The Porter family lived in Racine during the 1850 Census.  This is mentioned because Edna Porter is buried in Oakwood Cemetery.  Edna Porter was married to Samuel W. Porter who owned 80 acres mentioned above.)

1850 U.S. Census.  Home in Racine
Asa Porter, born 1803, age 47
Edna, age 53, 1797
Samuel W. Porter, age 45, 1805


Edna Porter, wife of Samuel Porter
Oakwood Cemetery, Somers, Township, Kenosha County
(Source:  Photo courtesy of Larry & Linda Kopet, USGenWebArchives Porject Wisconsin)