Biography of Meds W. Jensen
Polk County, MN Biographies

Mads W. Jensen, postmaster at McIntosh, has been identified with interests of the region of the Thirteen Towns since 1880, when he settled on land in Garden township. He is a native of Denmark, born August 15, 1854, and came with his parents to Waupaca county, Wisconsin, in 1863. There he attended the country schools and made his home on the Wisconsin farm until 1879 when he went to Goodhue county, Minnesota, and in the spring of the following year, removed to Polk county and took a homestead in Garden township. He was one of the first settlers in that section and was prominent in the organization of the township and the early administration of its affairs. He remained on the farm until 1889 when he came to McIntosh and engaged in the milling business, in partnership with Anton Jensen, J. P. Johnson and O. P. Johnson, under the firm name of M. W. Jensen & Co. After several years of successful operation as a miller, Mr. Jensen sold his interest in the company and has since given his attention to various business activities. For ten years he was employed as a rural mail carrier and in 1915 was appointed postmaster at McIntosh, an appointment which met the hearty commendation of the citizens of the town. He has given able service in official capacity as village assessor and has held the office of justice of peace for sixteen years. As a public spirited and progressive citizen, Mr. Jensen has been actively influential in promoting the best interests of the community and has put his interest and service into every project to advance the growth and prosperity of the village. He was married in 1879, at Red Wing, Minnesota, to Hannah Johnson. She is of Norwegian parentage and was born in Goodhue county, Minnesota. They have a family of three daughters and one son, Marie L., who married A. K. Anderson, Willie A., Florence, the wife of J. H. Espeseth and Mabel; Mr. Jensen is a member of Modern Woodmen of America.


FROM:
Compendium of History and Biography
of Polk County, Minnesota
Maj. R. I. Holcombe, Historical Editor
William H. Bingham, Feneral Editor
W. H. Bingham & Co.
Minneapolis 1916

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