Looking For Martinus JENSEN born abt January 15, 1879 in Brnderslev...
Looking For Martinus JENSEN born abt January 15, 1879 in Brønderslev Denmark and raised in Manne Mose, Tise Søgn, Hjørring, Danmark
Father: Willum/Villum Marthinus JENSEN, (son of Jens Sørensen & Anne Simonsdatter)
Mother: Ane JENSEN born JENSDATTER
Children of Willum and Ane Jensen:
Jens Andreas Jensen, b. 06 Jan 1876,
Martinus Jensen b. 15 Jan 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
Martin JENSEN immigrated to New Zealand where he met and married Tai Ngunguru Moana TIPENE (English translation of name is = Nguru Moana STEVENS) abt 1911. They had 13 children. My Grandmother (Moana Mary JENSEN) is their daughter.
They spoke of him with much love and admiration. My mother was very close to Martinus Jensen and spoke of his kind and gentle manner. The area where they settled in Aotearoa (New Zealand) is Wharekahika (Hicks Bay) and he was highly respected in the community.
My mother said he often spoke of his siblings and with much affection and she recalled many stories about his family, most residing around the Furreby area. We think he kept in contact with Jens Andreas, Ansine, Johanne and Per Gronborg.
Information suggests he immigrated to America along with his brother (not confirmed), he then travelled to Australia and from there to New Zealand. Martin JENSEN died at the family homestead in Wharekahika (Hicks Bay) NZ on 11 Oct 1948. He was mourned deeply.
Any information would be appreciated.