Martinus Jensen, born abt 18 February, 1879 in Brønderslev, N...
Looking For Martinus "Martin" Jensen was born abt January 18 February 1879 in BrÃ¸nderslev, Nordjylland, Denmark
Father: Willum/Villum Marthinus Jensen, (son of Jens Sorensen & Anne Simonsdatter)
Mother: Ane Jensen (born Jensdatter)
Children of Willum and Ane Jensen:
Jens Andreas Jensen, b. 06 Jan 1876,
Martinus Jensen b. 18 Feb 1879, (my great grandfather)
Ansine Othea Jensen, b. abt 1884,
Johanne Jensen, b. 07 April 1886,
Per Gronborg Jensen, b. 20 Jul 1890,
Else Jensen, b. abt 1901
Karen Marie Jensen (no d.o.b)
Carl (Karl) Jensen (no d.o.b)
Martin Jensen immigrated to New Zealand abt 1910 where he met and married Te Tai Ngunguru Tipene on 24 April 1911 at the Registry Office, Auckland, New Zealand.
My grandmother, Moana Mary Jensen is their 3rd child.
My mother Harata Matekitawhiti Te Moana is the daughter of Moana Mary Jensen and Hune Te Moana and the 1st grandchild of Martinus and Nguru Jensen.
Mother adored grandfather Martinus and she spoke of the holidays she spent with him and Nanny Nguru as a child, and she remembers him for his kind and gentle manner. The area where they settled in Aotearoa (New Zealand) was Wharekahika (Hicks Bay, in the East Coast of New Zealand where Martinus became a farmer. Martinus Jensen was highly respected in his community.
My mother said he often spoke of his siblings with much affection. She recalls him speaking about his family, most residing around the Furreby area. We believe he kept in contact with Jens Andreas, Ansine, Johanne and Per Gronborg and remembers when her grandfather was in very high spirits and very happy after speaking with his sisters Johanne and Ansine by telephone.
What we know is there is information which suggests he first may have immigrated to America along with his brother (not confirmed), then may have jumped ship (a whaling vessel), travelling to Australia and from there to New Zealand.
Martin Jensen died at the family homestead in Wharekahika on 11 Oct 1948. He was mourned deeply.
Any information would be appreciated.