Jens  Pedersen

Jens Pedersen

Male 1848 - 1935  (86 years)

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  • Name Jens Pedersen 
    Born 30 Jun 1848  Høje Taastrup parish, Copenhagen, island of Sjælland, Danmark. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 8 Jul 1848  Høje Taastrup Kirke, island of Sjælland, Danmark. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Queensland Electoral Roll 1922  Nikenbah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Jens Pedersen and Botilla Marie Sophie Pedersen on the Queensland Electoral roll:
      Queensland Electoral Roll 1922: Pedersen Jens. Occupation;
      Farmer: Residence: Nikenbah.Subdistrict Pialba: Division: Wide Bay.
      Queensland Electoral Roll 1922: Pedersen Botilla Maria Sophia: Occupation: Home Duties: Residence Nikenbah; Subdistrict: Pialba;District: Wide Bay
    Died 21 Jan 1935  Nikenbah, Qld, Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary 28 Jan 1935  Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    PIONEERING DAYS
    LATE MR. J. PEDERSEN'S LIFE
    (Contributed).
    PIALBA, January 25.
    By the death of Mr. Jens Pedersen this week, Nikenbah and the surrounding districts were robbed of one of their oldest and most popularly known citizens. Deceased, who had attained the advanced age of eighty seven years and 7 months, was the victim of a serious scalding accident two days prior to his death. Before this mishap he had enjoyed the best of health, and had attended to the many small duties associated with his farm.
    The late Mr. Pedersen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1848 and following his marriage in the old land decided to migrate to Australia. After the long tedious sea journey of that period, he arrived nearly 63 years ago at the White Cliffs near the mouth of the Mary River, where his only son, then an infant, died and was buried. A few Weeks later his first wife died while he was quartered at the old Immigration Depot in Maryborough. Deceased subsequently proceeded to Tiaro on the Mary River, where for a time he was engaged in farming.
    It was while he was at this place, he married Matilda Hansen who, strangely enough, was a native of the same tenement of buildings at the town of his birth. As a result of the nut grass menace on the Mary River he soon moved with his wife to the Nikenbah district, where on the place now occupied by Mr Lean, he made his home for many years. Later he purchased the place adjoining which he occupied up to the time of his death. Here he engaged first in general farming, and later in sugar growing. In the more recent years he associated dairying with sugar growing. In 1909 his wife died, after a long illness, and some years later he married Mrs. A Davis, of Maryborough. The latter lived only a few years, and for the third time he was left a widower. Some years following the death of his third wife he married Mrs. N. Mikkelsen, of Maryborough, who predeceased him in death by 4 and a half years.
    During his long association with the Nikenbah district the late Mr. Pedersen was noted for his probity and sincerity of purpose, and over the many disabilities and vicissitudes a long life he had maintained a swerving loyalty to his Christian principles and allegiance to his Christian duty.
    When the Nikenbah Dip Company was first formed he became its secretary, and for 29 years he occupied this position. On his retirement from this office a few years ago, the directors fittingly recognised his long and meritorious period of service to the company.
    He is survived by three daughters of his second marriage who comprise Mesdames J. Curtis, "Joy Farm", Pialba, J. W. Barbeier, Taabinga, Kingaroy and W. J. Taylor, Dundowran, Nikenbah. Nearly 40 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren also survive him. His remains were laid to rest in the Nikenbah Cemetery on Tuesday, when a concourse of the Brethren, preformed the burial service in the church and st the graveside.
    Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland, Monday 28 January 1935  
    Name Petersen 
    Name Yens  
    Residence
    • Petersen family are still at Nikenbah on Jens Petersen farm called Silver Dawn
    Buried Nikenbah, Qld, Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2229  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen | Thomsen
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2014 

    Father Peder Jensen 
    Mother Badil Pedersen or Pedersdatter,   b. 1826, Høje Taastrup parish, island of Sjælland, Danmark. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F720  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Kirstine, (Christine) Nielson,   b. 1852, Denmark. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1873, Enroute From Ship To Maryborough. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years) 
    Children 
     1. Peter Christian Pedersen,   b. Oct 1872, Denmark. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1873, At Sea. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2007 
    Family ID F677  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Mathilde Margrete Hansen,   b. Nov 1844, Copenhagen Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1909, Nikenbah, Qld, Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married 14 Aug 1874  Qld Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Anna Mary (Annie) Hansen Pedersen,   b. 21 Oct 1873, Tiaro, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1942, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Peter Christian William Pedersen,   b. 13 Feb 1876, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1876, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +3. Hilda Caroline Edvardine Pedersen., of Kingaroy.,   b. 13 Aug 1877, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1964, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +4. Bertha Boline Frederika Pedersen,   b. 12 Apr 1880, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1960, Hervey Bay District, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Photos
    Jens Pedersen and Matilda
    Jens Pedersen and Matilda
    Denis Melksham - Fraser Coast Chronicle
    Denis Melksham - Fraser Coast Chronicle
    Newspaper article regarding Jens Pedersen's migration to Ausralia.
    Last Modified 10 May 2008 
    Family ID F673  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Mrs Augusta Jane Davis,   d. 7 May 1914, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1 Sep 1910  Qld Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Jens Pedersen and 3rd wife Augusta Davis
    Jens Pedersen and 3rd wife Augusta Davis
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2007 
    Family ID F755  Group Sheet

    Family 4 Botilla Maria Sophie Thomsen, or Granny Mickelson,   b. 6 Apr 1851, Lundtoft, Kliplev Parish, Aabenraa County, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Aug 1930, Nikenbah, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 11 Jul 1918  Qld Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Botilla Maria Sophia Thomsen (Mrs Mickelson)
    Botilla Maria Sophia Thomsen (Mrs Mickelson)
    Last Modified 10 May 2008 
    Family ID F756  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Jens Pedersen and daughter Hilda and grandson William and great granddaughter.
    Jens Pedersen and daughter Hilda and grandson William and great granddaughter.
    Life of Charlie Barton - Fraser Coast Chronicle.
    Life of Charlie Barton - Fraser Coast Chronicle.
    Newspaper article regarding Charlie Barton -
    A dark man who lived on Jens Pedersen's property.
    Mangy - Fraser Coast Chronicle.
    Mangy - Fraser Coast Chronicle.
    Newspaper article which is basically a follow on of the Charlie Barton piece.

    Headstones
    Pedersen. 
Jens
    Pedersen. Jens
    Brethren, died 21st January 1935, aged 86years, born Denmark.
    Pedersen. Matilda Maria
    Pedersen. Matilda Maria
    Gospel, died 8th August 1930, aged 79years, born Denmark.
    Matilda (Botilla) was the 4th wife of Jens Pedersen.

  • Sources 
    1. [S63] Robert Ørsted Jensen.


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