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The Genealogy of the Jensen/Phelps/Pennington Family


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Lee Jensen was born 27 July 1907 to William Christian and Anne Johanne Nielsen Jensen. He was born at the family home on Main Street in Albert Lea, Minnesota. Both his parents grew up on farms in Freeborn County and were children of Danish immigrants. Lee went to school in Albert Lea, graduating from high school in 1925. The Depression year 1929 saw him graduate from Carleton College.

Doris Vern Phelps was born at home in Minneapolis, 24 September 1909 under the watchful eye of her 2nd cousin, nurse Neva Bromley, daughter of Erwin Bromley & close friend of Doris' grandmother Nellie Bromley Phelps. Doris was the first child of Louis Thomas and Ann Langseth Phelps.

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