Obituary Record

Jens C. Angerson
Died on 12/15/1928



Jens C. Angerson, aged eighty-nine years, passed away Saturday Dec. 15 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jens Nielsen of this city. Deceased was born in Aabenrae, Schleswig, Holstein, July 17, 1839.

Mr. Angerson was a corporal in the Danish army in 1864 and later when this territory was taken over by Germany he would have been forced to join the German army but this he did not want to do so he ran away and came to America. He at once came to Omaha where he met and married Miss Marie Schmidt in 1871. To this union three children were born, one child passing away in infancy and one daughter, Mrs. Clara Nielsen, meeting death as the result of a railroad accident.

Deceased played an important part in the early history of Omaha, laying the tracks into the first Union Pacific roundhouse in that city and also holding the position of construction foreman on the first Union Pacific bridge across the Missouri River.

Later he moved to a farm near Kennard where he resided for a time but the last six years he has made Blair his home.

The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at one o’clock from the Nielsen home and interment was made in the Forest Lawn cemetery at Omaha.

The Enterprise joins with a host of friends in extending sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Nielsen in their bereavement.

Tribune 20 Dec 1928

Jens Christian Angersen was born in Hauslund, Schleswig Germany, July 17, 1839, and passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jens Nielsen, on west South street last Saturday morning. He came to American in 1868 and on the 14th of July, 1871, he was united in marriage with Marie Schmidt, who died in 1917. Three children were born to this union, one died in infancy while another passed away six years ago. The deceased has been a resident of this community for many years and was highly thought of by a large circle of friends. A funeral service was conducted from the Nielsen home on Monday afternoon, the Rev. Nielsen, pastor of the Danish Lutheran church, officiating, after which interment was made in an Omaha cemetery. Surviving him are a daughter, Mrs. Jens Nielsen and a number of grandchildren.

Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 12/20/1928