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Note 4 Listing from Danish Emmigration Archives DDS
Name: Jensen, Jens Occupation: Smed Age: 22 Destination: Racine, Wisc. Contract no.: 204100 Registration date: 4/6/1880 Last res. parish: Bandholm (Lolland) Last res. county: Maribo Last residence: Bandholm Destination country: USA Destination city: Racine Destination state: Wisconsin Name of ship: Indirekte IDcode: I7980J2505
Name: Jensen, Ida Occupation: Hustru Age: 20 Destination: Racine, Wisc. Contract no.: 204100 Registration date: 4/6/1880 Last res. parish: Bandholm (Lolland) Last res. county: Maribo Last residence: Bandholm Destination country: USA Destination city: Racine Destination state: Wisconsin Name of ship: Indirekte IDcode: I7980J2506
Both he and Ida left Hamburg, Germany on the SS HERDER and arrived in New York City on April 22, 1880. They then came to Racine, Wisconsin on April 27, 1880 where they were married. Filed his petition for naturalization in Racine County, Wisconsin on March 24, 1886.
Note 5 HERDER
The "Herder" was built by A. Stephen & Sons, Glasgow in 1873 for the Adler Line of Hamburg. She was a 3,494 gross ton vessel, length 375.1ft x beam 40ft, one funnel, two masts (rigged for sails), iron construction, single screw and a speed of 13 knots. There was accommodation for 90-1st, 100-2nd and 800-3rd class passengers. Launched on 22/10/1873, she sailed from Hamburg on her maiden voyage to New York on 8/1/1874 and on 23/3/1875 commenced her last voyage for this company from New York to Plymouth, Cherbourg and Hamburg after a total of 8 round voyages. She was then purchased, together with the rest of the Adler Line fleet, by the Hamburg America Line. On 9/6/1875 she started the Hamburg - Havre - New York service and in April 1880 was rebuilt with two funnels. She left Hamburg on her last voyage for Havre and New York on 13/9/1882 and was wrecked near Cape Race with no loss of life on 9/10/1882. [Posted to The ShipsList by Ted Finch - 14 October 1997]
Note 21 Short Biography
He spent his early years in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He came to Racine, Wisconsin sometime between 1918 and 1921 with his parents and other brothers. His father had gotten a job on the Chicago, Northshore and Milwaukee Railway as a gate tender. This was on the Taylor Avenue crossing near Pierce Blvd. His parents had a house that was converted from a barn in this area and soon built a house on Pierce Blvd. Their daughter, Hazel, still lives in this house.
He grew to manhood in Racine and married Ida Kaae on the stage of the Fox-State Theater in Racine. They were very poor and this was the only way they could get married. This was done by the theater as a promotion and a number of local merchants were to have provided their wedding gifts. Unfortunately for them they did not receive many of the gifts that were promised them. He had a number of jobs. He did work at the B.D. Isenrat tannery for a few years. This place was locate by the 6th Street viaduct just west of Marquette. He also worked at the J.I. Case Company and later at the Burlington Brass Works.
In Racine they lived in an upper flat on Holmes Avenue, then on Jackson Street, then back to Holmes Avenue and then out to Sturtevant. He then bought a farm out in Kansasville. There he raised chickens and sold dressed birds. He also raised Chester White pigs until they all died of a disease. About 1947 they moved to Burlington. He bought a lot with 1 1/2 acres and started to build a house. He also bought a custard stand that was next door on an acre of land. While he worked during the day his wife and children ran the stand. children ran the stand. They had many truckers that stop in for hamburgers, fries or custard. Arthur had hurt his knee on the job so that he could not work on his house anymore. His children Art and Irene and his brother in law James Coe helped finish the house.
In Burlington he worked at the Nestle Condensed Sweet Milk Factory, the custard stand and lastly at the Burlington Brass Works. Arthur and Ida were divorce in 1956 less than a year after their daughter Ida was born. He still loved her and wanted to be close to her. When he died he was buried near her grave. He had health problems later on in life and couldn't do much. It was thought this was due to working at the tannery. He had emphysema and high blood pressure among other things. He did find work as a floor guard and skate repair man at a small roller rink in Twin Lakes. Wis. He lived in a small house in Bohners Lake just south of Burlington on Fish Hatchery Road. his house he shared with his brother Clarence. He had been a member of St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Burlington until he had a disagreement with the pastor and later attended First Ev. Lutheran Church in Racine.
He had been in poor health for years and had spent much time in the hospital for various things. He died on Thanksgiving Day in 1977.
Racine Journal Times, Thursday, October 24, 1991
Dusing family serves up special Halloween scare
By Jim KneiszeI Burlington Bureau Chief
Carol Dusing never lived in a shoe,
But she had so many children she didn't know what to do.
So she bought yards and yards of fabric of black
And from Halloween now she can never turn back.
If it isn't enough to have 15 kids on her tail,
She had to mastermind a frightening trail,
The trail of terrors will be open this week,
But it's not for the timid, the mild or the meek.
Large family gatherings are nothing new to this Burlington woman, who has 10 children of her own, four stepchildren and a foster child, and is now expecting her 24th grandchild.
But after going through 97 yards of fabric for costumes and weeks of planning, Dusing is opening up this holiday party to the public -- at least anyone who dares to travel the winding deserted path to her daughter Pattie Reda's home, at 7031 Highway P, on Saturday evening.
Even the directions to the trail of terrors evoke images of the far-off secluded castle of Dr. Frankenstein:
Drive about three miles south of Burling-ton on Highway P. Just south of New Covenant Baptist Church near Bohners Lake, visitors should turn left up a gravel driveway into the hills. Just a bit up that path is an-other driveway off to the right. Follow that up the hill and the half-mile trail begins.
Among the ghoulish sights on the tour, which will run between 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., will be Count Dracula springing from a wooden coffin, cobwebs strewn through the dense woods, a graveyard and the grim reaper. The trail, to be lit with jack-o-lanterns and tiki torches, has been cut over hills and through "ravines by the extended Dusing family.
After the guided tour, including at least 17 Dusing actors, children will bob for apples and play traditional Halloween games. Refreshments also will be served.
"It's a lot better than just putting a costume on (the kids) and putting them on the street to trick or treat for two blocks and then the day is over," Dusing said of the monster bash.
Halloween was chosen this year for the annual mega-party for the Dusing, most of whom still live in the Bohners Lake and Burlington areas. Fourth of July also is a big blowout every year, when the family takes out a fireworks permit and lights the sky for friends and neighbors, Dusing said.
Dusing said visitors should bring young children for the tour at dusk. Older children will hit the trail after dark.
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