Friday, August 20, 2010

Jens Oveson Obituary

Jens Ovesen emigrated from Denmark to the United States in 1863. Here is his biography.

Here is his obituary from the Ephraim Enterprise the day after he died. Note the two spellings of his name. Oveson was the spelling he commonly used in America.


J. A. Oveson

Jens. A. Oversen, one of Ephraim's oldest and respected citizens, died very suddenly yesterday afternoon at his home in this city, the cause of his demise being a general breakdown caused by old age.

Deceased was born in Denmark and has passed his 88th birthday. He leaves a wife and a number of children to mourn his death. He was a man that was well thought of and his friends deeply regret his death, and sincerely sympathize with the bereaved.


Here is the report of his funeral. See the last column.


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