Mrs. Nels Jensen Interview, ca. 1978
Download Mrs. Nels Jensen Interview transcript (207 KB)
Mrs. Nels Jensen
Denmark--Emigration and immigration; United States--Emigration and immigration; Danish Americans; Farm life--Minnesota; Depressions--1929; Hailstorms--Minnesota; Hancock (Minn.); Business enterprises--Minnesota--Hancock
Mrs. Nels Jensen was born in Denmark in 1889 and was 89 years old. She moved to the United States in 1908 and was married in the U.S. They became farmers in Stevens County, Minnesota.
In this interview, she discusses the trip over by boat, the Depression, hail storms, and the changes in Hancock over the years.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Jensen, Mrs. Nels, "Mrs. Nels Jensen Interview, ca. 1978" (1978). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 129.
The digitization and transcription of this oral history was made possible in part by the people of Minnesota through a grant funded by an appropriation to the Minnesota Historical Society from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Any views, findings, opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of the State of Minnesota, the Minnesota Historical Society, or the Minnesota Historic Resources Advisory Committee.