Jens Marinus and Johanne Christensen
1858-1932                                                                    1865-1928
Jens Mariner Christensen and family
Jens and Johanne are both from the Hjorring area of Denmark.  They had one child, John, who changed his   name to make it more American, that was born in Denmark.  The other children were born in the United   States.  Jens arrived in the US in 1883 and Johanne and John came later.    They settled first in Pittsburgh, PA where they had their family.  Jens and Johanne lived for a short time in Clinton, Iowa before moving to Lake Zurich, Illinois where Jens eventually   purchased a farm on which he raised chickens. 
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Circa   1890
  Jens Christensen and daughter Emma
Martha, Emma and Margaret Christensen
Jens and Johanne's children 
The Koch family
John, Louisa, Johanna, John, Jennie and Robert Christensen-circa1924
Circa 1924 - Children in the picture are from left-Robert, Jennie, and John.
Alfred Christensen
Alfred Christensen, son of John and Louisa Irene Christensen.  Served in WWII and died in a motor vehicle accident just at the end of the war.  He is buried in France and is the brother of Jennie, Robert and Emma below.
Jennie Christensen
Robert and Emma Christensen
Jennie Christensen also in photo of the children above left.  She is sister to Robert and Emma.
Robert and Emma Christensen, brother and sister.  Robert is one of the children in the photo above right.  Grandchildren of Jens and Johanna.
Christensen family get together - 2004
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