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Notes for Philena Brees Jansen

The Family of John Brees & Mary Ann Moore

1850 census Elmira, Chemung Co., NY page 280
Household 1170/1257
John Breese, male, age 41, b. NY, Farmer
Mary,female, age 40, b. NY
Alvira, female, age 17, b. NY
Squire, male, age 15, b. NY
Solomon, male, age 11, b. NY
Amelia, female, age 9, b. NY
Philena, female, age 7, b. NY
Philander, male, age 5, b. NY
Fanny C., female, age 2, b. NY
Luther D., male, age 3/12, b. NY
Hannah Moore, female, age 27, b. NY

1860 census Elmira, Chemung Co., NY
Household #836
John Breese, male, age 50, b. NY, Farmer
Mary, female, age 50, b. NY
Squire, male, age 25, b. NY, farm laborer
Solomon, male, age 21, b. NY, farm laborer
Amelia, female, age 19, b. NY, Milliner
Philena, female, age 17, b. NY
Philander, male, age 14, b. NY
Fanny C., female, age 12, b. NY
Judson, male, age 8, b. NY
Minnie A., female, age 5, b. NY

1870 Horseheads, Chemung, New York
Household 576/577
Joel Janson, age 28, b. NY, farmer
Lena R., age 27, b. NY, keeping house
Minnie, age 1, b. NY
Household 577/578
John Ormiston, age 64, b. PA, retired farmer
Heller, age 59, b. NY
James, age 24, b. NY, farmer
Fanny, age 23, b. NY, keeping house,
William Grant, b. NY 5 months
Margaret Lewis, age 18, b. Wales, domestic servant

1880 United States Census Horseheads, Chemung, New York Page Number 498D
Joel M. JANSEN Self M Male W 43 (?? should be 38) NY Farmer NY NY
Lena JANSEN Wife M Female W 42 (?? should be 37) NY Keeping House NY NY
Maud JANSEN Dau S Female W 11 NY At Home NY NY
Winnie JANSEN Dau S Female W 7 NY NY NY
Ernest JANSEN Son S Male W 5 NY NY NY
Bessy JANSEN Dau S Female W 2 NY NY NY
Merritt RACKETT Other S Male W 30 NY Laborer NY NY

Died in 1888
Jensen, Thomas H, born Dutchess County, N. Y., came when quite young to Caroline, Tompkins County, N.Y. He taught school most of his life He married Betsey K. Barbour, of Chemung County, and they had six children: Spencer H Mary E., James, Seymour H., Daniel, and Joel M. The latter was born January 3, 1843, and was reared on a farm. When eighteen years 0ld he enlisted in Company C., One Hundred and Forty-first Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry, and served until the close of the war. He was promoted fife-major of the regiment, was with Sherman on his march to the sea, and was discharged June 8, 1865. November 9, 1865, he married Philena M., daughter of John and Mary. Breese of Horseheads by whom he had four children, viz. M. Maud, who married Eugene Atkins, superintendent of the poor of Chemung County; Winifred who married Bela C. Tifft of Horseheads, agent for the Wells-Fargo Express Company; and Ernest D. and Bessie M., who, reside at home. Mr. Jansen was keeper of the county-house, for six, years, and reigned the position on account of the death of his wife, January 8, 1888. He was solicitor insurance for Chemung County outside of Elmira till March 1, I891. when he was reappointed keeper of the poor-house, which position he still holds.