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Peter Jensen


The Paris Post, Friday, March 3, 1911

Peter Jensen Passes Away

One after another the old pioneers of Bear Lake County are being called to their long rest.

The last one to answer the final summons was Peter Jensen, who passed away last Sunday morning. His death was due to general debility and old age.

The deceased was born in Denmark on the 16th day of July 1831 nearly eighty years ago. He was an old pioneer of this county settling in Ovid in 1861* where only about four or five families had previously located. In July 1888 he was appointed bishop of Ovid ward, which position he held for sixteen long years, winning the love and respect of practically every citizen in Ovid.

Peter Jensen was a kindly good human, a faithful father, a Latter-Day Saint, having many friends in this part of the country, who will regret to learn of his death and yet who will feel glad that he is so well prepared to make this change. He leaves a family of nine children, six boys and three girls, a wife in Ovid, and one now residing in Albion, Idaho.

The funeral services were held in Ovid Wednesday morning at which Pres J R Shepherd, Wm L Rich, W W Richards, F M Winters, Nels Johnson and Bishop Lindsey all spoke of Peter Jensen as a man who has worked hard for the establishment of truth, who has been true to his family and friends, and one who will receive a reward in heaven for his past faithfulness.

*It was actually 1864.


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