Jens Mortensen

Date of Birth:
Date of Death: March 7, 1911

Obituary

Mortensen - Brother Jens Mortensen was born in Denmark, Feb. 27, 1827, and died at Monitor, Ore., March 7, 1911, in the eighty-fifth year of his age. In 1858 he was united in marriage to Miss Karn Olsen. To this union twelve children were born, ten of whom, with his wife, survive him. Brother Mortensen left Denmark with his family in 1865, settling in Racine County, Wisconsin. Four years later he went to Minnesota, where he resided until 1897, when he moved to Oregon. In 1872 he heard and accepted present truth. On his arrival in Oregon he joined the Monitor church, where he continued as a member until his death. Our brother loved the message of the soon-coming Saviour, and fell asleep in the hope given thereby. We laid him to rest to await the call of the Archangel.

P. A. Hanson - Review and Herald, March 30, 1911

Brother Jens Mortensen was born in Denmark, February 27, 1827, and died at Monitor, Oregon, March 7, 1911, being past 84 years of age. In 1858 he was united in marriage to Miss Karn Olsen. To this union were born seven sons and five daughters. His wife and ten of the children survive him, eight of the children being present at the funeral. One son is in Minnesota, and the oldest daughter, Mrs. Armitage, is in Central Africa, having been a missionary there for sixteen years. Brother Mortensen left Denmark with his family in 1865 and settled in Racine County, Wisconsin. Four years later he went to Minnesota where he resided until 1897, when he came to Oregon. He was converted and joined the Baptist church during his stay in Wisconsin. In 1872 he heard present truth and accepted it, becoming one of the charter members of the Golden Gate church. On his arrival in Oregon he joined the Monitor church where he continued as a member until his death. Our brother has loved the message of the soon-coming Saviour, and fell asleep in the hope given thereby. We laid him to rest to await the call of the Archangel. He will be missed by his family, brethern, and a large circle of friends. The funeral was conducted by the writer.

P. A. Hanson - North Pacific Union Gleaner, March 22, 1911

Source: Review and Herald; North Pacific Union Gleaner

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