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Nekrolog for Jens Christian Svendsen

Jens C. Svendsen, son of Marie Jensen and Jens Svendsen, was born July 2, 1874 at Syldry, Denmark. He died at the Myrtue Memorial hospital April 28 at the age of 81 years, nine months and 26 days.
He was married May 18, 1898 to Thomasine Jensen at Alborg, Denmark and came to the United States in 1906. He served in the Danish Army for two years during his youth. The family settled on a farm near Harlan and in 1942 he retired from farming and moved to Harlan where he and his wife resided on South Seventh street.
Surviving are his wife, six sons, Anton and Gottlieb Svendsen of Harlan, Elmer and Wilbert of Kirkman, Leonard of Atlantic and Herbert of Denison; and one daughter, Mrs Harvey Norgaard of Kirkman. Also 32 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, a brother Walter, of Ames and two sisters, Mrs Kristina Damsgaard in Minnesota and Sine in Denmark. A son, Henry, preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held May 1 at the Bethel Baptist church with the Rev. A.M. Halvorsen of Spencer in charge. Burial was in the Harlan cemetery. Pallbearers were James, LeRoy, Gaylord, Larry, Richard and Elliott Svendsen.

Harlan Tribune
Harlan, Iowa
April 11, 1956

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