Carl Jensen (1864-1939), Carpenter-Architect

From E Nebraska History
Jump to: navigation, search
Marquette, Nebraska

Carl Jensen was born in Helsingor, Denmark on September 4, 1864. He learned the trade of carpentry in Denmark. In 1887, at the age of 22, Jensen immigrated to Waupacka, Wisconsin in the United States, then in 1888 to Racine, Wisconsin. From there Jensen moved to Central City, Nebraska, then to Hampton- where he was an important builder, and finally to Marquette. He was married to Elise Sofie Hansen in 1889 who passed away in 1928, and they had 11 children. He was later married to Marie Jensen. On February 26, 1939, Carl Jensen passed away at the age of 74. He was survived by his wife Marie and ten of his children.[1]

This page is a contribution to the publication, Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. See the format and contents page for more information on the compilation and page organization.

Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings

Educational & Professional Associations

____: Jensen & Almquist.

Buildings & Projects

Kronborg (Nebraska) Church.[1]



1. “Carl Jensen Laid to Rest,” The Aurora News (March 3, 1939), 1:3.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Carl Jensen (1864-1939), Carpenter-Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, January 29, 2015. Accessed, August 11, 2022.

Contact the Nebraska State Historic Preservation Office with questions or comments concerning this page, including any problems you may have with broken links (see, however, the Disclaimers link at the bottom of this page). Please provide the URL to this page with your inquiry.