Canute Thorvald Jenson Family
Texas and Minnesota

Rev. Canute Thorvald Jenson
b. 29 Sep. 1887 Gary Creek, Bosque Co., Texas
d. Nov. 13th, 1961 Clifton, Bosque Co., Texas
buried: "Rock Church" St. Olaf's Cemetery, Cranfills Gap, Texas, plot 268.1

1st m. Emma Mathilda Rohne  Oct 1917 St. Olaf's, Cranfills Gap, Texas
b. 1 Dec 1889 Boggy Community, Bosque Co., Texas
d. 1 August, 1968  Clifton, Bosque Co., TX
buried: "Rock Church" St Olaf's Cemetery, Cranfills Gap, Texas, plot 268.1
her father: Evan Paulsen Rohne
her mother: Marianne Oliane Egeberg

his father: Jens "James" Jenson Oddersland (b. 1835 Nor  d.1912 Bosque, TX )
his mother: Sarah "Siri" or Sigrid Swenson (b. 1847 Nor  d. 1921 Bosque, TX)

Children with Emma Rohne
Dr. James Edward Jenson b. 15 Oct 1918 San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX d. alive m. Ruth I. Carlstad 25 Sep 1943
(16 Mar 1919 d. 16 Jun 2000)   four children
Sherman Milton Jenson b. 15 Jan 1920 Berthold, ND d. 16 Oct 1988 m. Georganne Blaul 14 Oct 1948
(17 Sep 1919 d. 11 May 1990)  one dau.
Dr. Carroll "Hap" Eugene Jenson b. 1 Sep 1921 Berthold, ND d. retired 1986 m. Sara Marie Kahn 20 Dec 1945 (b. 24 Sep 1924)
one son
Maurice Theodore Jenson b. 21 Dec 1922 Berthold, ND d.24 Feb 2009 Stillwater, Wash.Co., Minn.
m. Olive Jeane Arneson 30 Aug 1947 (b 2 Sep 1925 St Paul, Minn --
d. 13 Aug 2010 Wash. Co., Minn)

three children
Dr. Paul Gerhard Jenson b. 27 Jun 1925 Hagen, MN (near Milan) d. m. Elizabeth A Dybdal 22 Aug 1948
Lois Dorothy Jenson b. 31 May 1929 Hagen, MN d. m.

Emma Rohne and Canute Jenson
Emma Rohne and Canute Jenson' Wedding Day. 1917
photo collection of Dan Christenson

The following story of the family was written by Maurice Jenson, son of Canute Jenson and Emma Rohne.

Canute Jenson, son of Jens and Siri (Swenson) Jenson was born on October 29th, 1887, Gary Creek, Texas. Emma Rohne, daughter of Evan and Mariane (Egeberg) Rohne was born on December 1st, 1889, Cranfills Gap, Texas. They were married on October 31, 1917 at Saint Olaf Lutheran Church, Cranfills Gap, Texas. They were the first couple to be married in the then new Saint Olaf Church.

My father Canute Jenson was a Lutheran pastor. He served as a Chaplin in the United States Army during the first World War, stationed in San Antonio, Texas. Following the war, he was sent to Berthold, North Dakota where he spent five years. He then accepted a four congregation parish in the Big Bend are, near Milan in Minnesota. He severed that parish for close forty years. Canute died November 13th, 1961 and Emma on August 1, 1968. They are buried in the Rock Church Cemetery, Cranfills Gap, Texas.

Canute and Emma had six children, five boys (in a row) and one girl.

Dr. James Edward Jenson. Born October 15th, 1918, San Antonio, Texas. Married Ruth Carlstad on September 25th, 1943. Four Children. Attended Clifton Junior College for two years, graduated from Luther College in 1941, and then went on to study medicine at the University of Minnesota. He spent most of his practice as a general practitioner in Stillwater, Minnesota. His wife died on June 16, 2000.

Sherman Milton Jenson. Born January 15, 1920, in Berthold, North Dakota. Married Georganne Blaul on October 14, 1948. One daughter. Attended Clifton Junior College for two years, graduated from Luther college in 1941, and received a Master's Degree from La Salle College. At the time of his retirement, Sherm was president of the National Investors Life Insurance Company, Little Rock, Arkansas. He died on October 16, 1988 and Georganne on May 11, 1990. Both are buried in the Rock Church Cemetery in Cranfills Gap, Texas.

Dr. Corrol "Hap" Eugene Jenson. Born September1, 1921, in Berthold, North Dakota. Married Sara Marie Kahn on December 20, 1945. One son. Graduated from Luther College in 1943, and from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Dentistry. After a two year stint as a Navy dentist, he set up practice in Bayport, Minnesota where he spent the remainder of his career, retiring in 1986.

Maurice Theodore Jenson. Born December 21, 1922, Berthold, North Dakota. Married (Olive) Jeane Arneson on August 30, 1947. three children. Graduated from Luther College in 1948 and from the University of Minnesota with a Master's Degree in Educational Administration. Spent most of his working years as School Business Administrator for Stillwater Area Schools, Stillwater, Minnesota, retiring in 1986.

Dr. Paul Gerhard Jenson. Ph. D. Born June 27, 1925 in Hagen, a small village, near Milan, Minnesota. Married Elizabeth Ann Dybdal on August 22, 1948. Six children (two deceased). Graduated from Luther College in 1948. Subsequently earned a Ph.D., in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Taught at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota and the Colorado College for Women in Denver, Colorado and served as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. At the time of his retirement he was President of Thomas College, also in Maine.

Lois Dorothy Jenson. Born May 31, 1929 in Hagen, Minnesota. Attended Luther college for two years before transferring to Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she received her R. N. degree from Fairview Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota. At the time of her retirement she was "Supervisor of Nurses at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

All five brothers served their country in World War II. James Edward and Paul served in the Army and Sherm, Hap and Maury served in the Navy. Hap also served two years in the Navy during the Korean War.

All six children followed their parents' example of service to church and community, serving on many on boards and holding offices in various organizations. As an example, Hap served several terms as mayor of Bayport, Minnesota and Paul was a District Governor of rotary International. All have served in various capacities in their churches. Community pride and need to serve in import to the family. [Maurice Jenson - Sept. 2004]

1930 - US Census.  Big Bend Township, Chippewa Co, Minnesota. enum. dist. 12-1 sheet 7.
Jensen, Canute T.    head   renter      m w  42  mar  age 30      Texas       Norway   Norway        clergyman   Lutheran Church
"         ,  Emma        wife                       f  w  40 mar   age 28      Texas       Norway   Norway
"         ,  Edward      son                        m w  11  s                       Texas       Texas      Texas
"         ,  Sherman    son                         m w   9   s                      No. Dak.  Texas       Texas
"         ,  Carroll       son                         m w  8   s                       No. Dak    Texas      Texas
"         ,  Maurice     son                         m w  7   s                       No. Dak.   Texas      Texas
"         ,  Paul           son                         m w  4  s                        Minn.        Texas      Texas
"         ,  Lois           dau                          f  w  10/12  s                 Minn.        Texas      Texas

Maurice Jenson relates,

Paul G Jenson becomes a president of a college in Maine.

2009 -Feb 24 - Maurice T. "Maury" Jenson dies in Stillwater, Minn,

Jenson, Maurice T. "Maury" Age 86, of Stillwater Passed away peacefully at his home on February 24. Born In 1922 to Reverend and Mrs. C.T. Jenson in North Dakota, Maury spent his younger years in central Minnesota. He graduated from Appleton High School in 1940 and served as a lieutenant in the US Navy in World War II. Maury graduated from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa in 1948. He was a member of the football team and active in college life during his years at Luther, where he earned the nickname "Bulldog" from his friends. In 1948, Maury married Jeane Arneson and settled in South St. Paul. They later moved to Arlington, Minnesota, where they owned a Ben Franklin store for seven years. Returning to South St. Paul in 1960, Maury completed a master's degree in business education at the University of Minnesota. He pursued a career in education and accepted a position as school business administrator for the Stillwater School District in 1967, serving in that capacity until his retirement in 1986. Maury was an active member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Stillwater for 42 years. Maury was also an avid Norwegian who delighted in discovering new Norwegian relatives. He was a founding member of the local Syttende Mai Society, a member of the Nordsmenn Federation, and active in other Norwegian heritage clubs and activities. He and Jeane visited Norway six times. He was a longtime member of Stillwater Country Club and the local Rotary Club, as well as other community organizations. Maury is remembered for his positive outlook on life and his kindness to others. He loved spending time with his family and following sports teams of all types. He is survived by his wife, Jeane; and children, Jerilyn (Stephen) Smith, Jeff (Mary) Jenson, and Juliann (John Martin) Jenson; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. He is also survived by three brothers, Dr. Jim Jenson, Dr. C.E. "Hap" Jenson, and Dr. Paul Jenson; and by his sister, Lois Jenson. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 28 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1616 West Olive Street, Stillwater. Interment Fairview Cemetery. Visitation Friday, 5:00-7:00 P.M. at Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center, 2800 Curve Crest Boulevard (NW corner of Hwy 36 & Co Rd 5), Stillwater and also one hour prior to the service at church. Memorials suggested to Our Savior's Lutheran Church or to Maury's alma mater, Luther College. 2800 Curve Crest Blvd., Stillwater


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