family history, Danish immigrants, Danish families


My father and mother, John Christian and Anne Jensen and three children, Signius, Katherine and Kamille, came to America from Denmark in 1890. They settled in Tacoma for three years where my father worked as a bricklayer. Fremming, their fourth child, was born while they lived in Tacoma. After three years they came to Enumclaw, bought some wooded acreage which is now part of the King County Fair Grounds. My father cleared a space big enough to build a house. He worked in a logging camp and walked four miles to and from work. In 1893 they moved to Franklin where my father worked covering steam pipes in the coal mines. In the coming years four more children were born, Agneta, Alfred, Signa and Dagmar.