Dyveke Jensen


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Dyveke Margrethe Jensen.


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Dyveke Margrethe Jensen was born in Copenhagen in 1903 at the Royal Maternity Hospital, an institution for unwed mothers. In 1909 her mother, Metha Rosalie Jespersen, married Carl Jensen, a family friend who had previously emigrated to America and, widowed there, had returned to Denmark to find a new wife. He adopted the young girl, and the new family sailed to America on the S/S Oscar II. Dyveke grew up in Ephrata, Washington. 


  • Baby Dyveke. Photographs courtesy of Louise Gustafson, and Trilby L. Gustafson.

  • Dyveke with a lamb. Photographs courtesy of Louise Gustafson and Trilby L. Gustafson.


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