Brenholdt Jens

Male 1836 - 1870

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  • Birth  10 May 1836  Fløng, , Roskilde, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  2FA7480C15584B80895E6F1E8386264C51B7 
    Died  1870  Cushing, Polk, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I2501  Harnois
    Last Modified  1 Feb 2012 

    Father  Nielsen Peder,   b. 1809, Gundsømagle, , Roskilde Amt, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1859, Brændholt, , Vestsjællands Amt, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Nielsdatter Maren,   b. 30 Jan 1816, Flyng, , Kobenhavn, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1880, Cushing, Polk, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  31 Jan 1835  Fløng, , Roskilde, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F130  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • "Just before Christmas of 1870 a terrible tragedy occurred among thesettlers there in Cushing. The young man, Jens Brenholdt, was out inthe woods when H. P. Christensen who was hunting mistook him for adeer. He shot and hit and there was death in the new settlement whenafter being brought home and having lain wounded for about a week,Jens Brenholdt died. This event became a lifelong sorrow for H. P.Christensen. "

      From Danes in Polk County, Wisconsin by A. Bobjerg

      " His brother Niels deeded a portion of his land for a cemetary forthis first grave. Land has been added from time to time to theCushing Cemetery through the years, but a marker can still be found onthe top of the hill for this first burial.
      When in June 1872 a son was born to Neils and Karen, they named himafter his Pioneer Uncle. This Jens P. Brenholdt lived all of his 73years on the family farm in Cushing."

      From "A bit of early family history" by Agnes Marie Brenholdt Skone


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