Anna Marie Gabrielsdatter of Farsund
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Sex: Female
Birth: July 19, 1819
Farsund, Norway
Baptism: August 15, 1819
Farsund, Norway
Death: August 29, 1888, 5:00 am
Chicago, Illinois
Burial: Mount Olive Cemetery
Father: Gabriel Gabrielson (1795-?) of Lund
Mother: Anna Margretha (1795-?) of Skaugaard
Spouse/Partner: Hans Christian Andreasen (1815-1844)
Marriage: October 8, 1841
Children: Hans Kristian Jensen (1844-?)
Hans Gabriel Jensen (1846-?)
Anton Severin Jensen (1848-1906)
Juliane Amalie Jensen (1852-?)
Anne Marie Jensen (1854-c1895)
Johanna Katrine Jensen (1857-1912)
Jens Julius Jensen (1859-c1903)
Andrew Havig Jensen (1861-1930)
Johan K. Jensen (1863-?)
2nd Spouse: Jens Jacob Hansen (1823-1865)
2nd Marriage: December 14, 1845
3rd Spouse: Brecking
3rd Marriage: circa 1865
4th Spouse: Kjarvaldsen
4th Marriage: circa 1870-1880

Anna Marie Gabrielsen (1819-1888) aka Anne Maria Kjarvaldsen; aka Anna Marie Gabrielsen of Lund; Immigrant from Farsund, Norway to Chicago, Illinois, USA in 1882 (b. July 19, 1819; Farsund, Vest-Agder, Norway - d. August 29, 1888, 5:00 am; 25 Pleasant Place, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA)



Anna was born on July 19, 1819 in Farsund, Norway according to the International Genealogical Index but this may be an error. The 1865 Norway Census lists her birth year as 1822 as does her death certificate and tombstone. The person who compiled the information may have confused two people of the same name.


She was baptized on August 15, 1819 as "Ane Marie Gabrielsen" according to the International Genealogical Index but this may be an error.



Sigried Brigida Jensen (1895-1990) wrote that there were eight children: "The children were Marie (Jennie's and Ozzie's mother), Katrine -- Lillie -- Hans -- John -- Andreas -- Harvey -- and my father Jens." A family photo shows eight and has them labeled as "Henry, John, and Tillie". The 1865 Norway Census lists nine including a half sibling:

Death of husbandEdit

The following is from an undated church biography:

"Anna Marie (Kjarvaldsen) after her husband's death came to America in 1882 and passed away six years later, aged 63 years, having previously embraced the Methodist faith."

Vestregade Street, Farsund, NorwayEdit

The family appears in the 1865 Norway Census living in "Ladestedet Farsund" on Vestregade Street in a house owned by Jens J. Hansen. Ann was already a widow and living with the following children: Hans Kristian Jensen; Hans Gabriel Jensen; Anton S. Jensen; Juliane A. Jensen; Anne M. Jensen; Johanne K. Jensen; Jens J. Jensen; Andreas Jensen; and Johan K. Jensen. They are listed as: "Anne Marie Hans."; "Johanne K Jens."; "Hans Gabriel Jens."; "Juliane A. Jens." and "Andreas Jens."

Norway to USAEdit

She moved from Farsund, Norway to Chicago, Illinois in 1882 with her children.


Anna died on August 29, 1888 at her home at 25 Pleasant Place in Chicago of "exhaustion from carcinoma of uterus", she had been sick for three years. She was listed under the name "Anna Marie Jensen". Her Illinois death certificate number was "4936".


She was buried at Mount Olive Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois with the following people:

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Uncompleted tasksEdit

Find her missing two husbands. Find her ship manifest for when she came to the United States. Find the missing children. Find who the people buried with her are by calling back the cemetery and confirming the dates of death.

Research on Anna Marie Gabrielsdatter (1819-1888)Edit

  • Else Egeland (1960- ) writes: "I have checked emigrant-lists etc. here in Norway. Anne (Ane) M Jensen, Farsund, was daughter of Jens Jakob Hansen and Ane Marie Gabrielsdatter, lived in Farsund 1865 (census, mother was widow in 1865). Born 19. June 1854 in Farsund, and according to the church protocol her name was Ane Marie Jensen. Anes (Annes) siblings are Hans Kristian, Hans Gabriel, Anton, Juliane, Johanne, Jens, Andreas and Johan. In the emigration lists I so far can find only one that can match; Ane Malene Olsen, married to Peder Olsen b. 1844, left Kristiansand, Norway for Chicago 28 February 1874. But if that is her, Malene and Marie is mixed, and her birth year in the protocols is 1841 ... I can not find a marriage record. The local history books from Herad near Farsund says that Peder Olsen Egeland (my grandfathers uncle) born 1844 emigrated to Chicago in the 1870s. There is also a Peder Olsen going in 1883 (married, lives in America, the same?) and one in 1885 (unmarried), both born 1844."
  • Sigried Brigida Jensen (1895-1990) wrote in a letter around 1960-1965: "Your great-great great grandmother married four times, one, outlived her, a Mr. Brecking (sp?) of Chicago. The first one I know nothing of. My grandfather Ossie & Jennies, I do not know for sure -- but believe was her third husband who edited a small paper and believe it was in Farsund, where my father was born. Her other husband owned an inn, two sons born to that marriage. One died in the English Channel, captain of his boat. The other a captain, on the ____. His boat was lost in Lake Michigan. The family moved from Farsund to Stavanger and lived there until they came to America around 1870. The children were Marie (Jennie's and Ozzie's mother), Katrina -- Lillie -- Hans -- John -- Andres -- Hervey -- and my father Jens. They all sang beautifully. It was a warm loving family and I loved my Tanta Katrina and your uncle Ossie so very much. I was six when my father died and 16 when Tanta died -- or I would have more to tell. My sister Myrtle and her husband were in Norway two years ago and went to Farsund to see if they could find out any thing about our father -- but could not find out anything -- there was a fire some time ago and much was lost."