Shepherd and Jensen
Oshkosh, Garden County, Nebraska
Warren D. Shepherd
Shirley Ann Shepherd (infant)
Benjamin H. Shepherd
Clara C. (Jensen) Shepherd
Gordon Lee Shepherd (bad photo)
b. Oct 4, 1922
d. Oct 22, 1944
Jensen family marker
Ida and Christ Jensen
Jens Peter Jensen
These tombstones and markers are from the Shepherd
and Jensen families who lived in Garden County, near Oshkosh, Nebraska.
Ezekial A. Shepherd (no photo of tombstone) was the father of Benjamin
"Ben" H. Shepherd. Ben spent most of his life in the area and was
well known and respected. He married Clara C. Jensen and raised a
large family on their farm northwest of Oshkosh. The tombstones of
four of their children are included in these photos. Warren Douglas
Shepherd, baby Shepherd (photo was of poor quality and will be retaken),
Gordon Lee Shepherd, and Shirley Ann Shepherd. Shirley Ann and baby
were both infants at the time of their deaths. Gordon was killed
in a military airplane crash during World War II while stationed in Iowa.
Warren died of Leukemia at age 39.
The patriarch of the Jensen family is Jens Peter Jensen.
He was born in Denmark and immigrated to the United States, where he first
moved to Iowa and then to the Garden County area. Among Jens sons
were brothers Chris and Christ. Chris (Christian) married Ida Jacobson
and together they had 4 children, including Clara C. who married Benjamin
H. Shepherd. Christ never married and spent most of his life living
near his parents and brother Chris.
There are additional ancestors of the Shepherd, Jensen
and related families whose tombstones will eventually be photographed and
made available for other genealogists to use. These photos are protected
by copyright and may only be used for personal use. They may not
be used for monetary gain or to be published in other forms without written
permission of Doug Shepherd. They are freely given to Rootsweb and
the USGenWeb Garden County site to be posted.
To send comments, share genealogy, or learn more about the Shepherd
or Jensen families,
please contact Doug Shepherd by clicking on the link above.