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Obituary for Jesse J. Jessen
2 February, 1878 - 12 June, 1959
From The Caldwell News-Tribune,
dated Saturday, 13 June, 1959
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Jesse J. Jessen

     Jesse J. Jessen, 81, of 507 Freeport St., a retired farmer, died Friday morning in a Caldwell nursing home after a long illness.
     Mr. Jessen was born Feb. 2, 1878, in Kolding, Denmark, and came to the U. S. when he was 19 years of age.  He located at Clinton, Iowa, and later moved to Granada, Colo., where he was married Feb. 7, 1903, to Pearl Myers.  The couple homesteaded on land now included in the Black Canyon District.  They moved to the Knowlton Heights community in 1939 and lived there for 12 years, before moving into Caldwell.
     In addition to Mrs. Jessen he is survived by four sons, David A. and Roy L. Jessen, both of Caldwell;  Clifton R. of Nampa, and Clarence W. Jessen of Marsing;  a daughter, Mrs. Marie Scheufflel of Coeur d'Alne;  a sister, Mrs. Marie Wakeman of Boise, and 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
     Services will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel,  Interment will be at the Middleton Cemetery.