Andrew Jenson (1850-1941)

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Alternate Names Anders Jensen
Birth 11 December 1850
Torslev parish, Hjørring, Denmark
Marriage Kirsten M. Pedersen, 30 August 1875
Emma Howell, 10 December 1886
Bertha Howell, 18 July 1888
Death 18 November 1941
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah, United States
Gender Male
Religious Influence The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Callings President of the Danish-Norwegian Mission, 1909-1912
Assistant Church Historian, 10 Apr 1898 - 18 Nov 1941
Authority Control
DBpedia 16452188
EMM Andrew Jenson
FamilySearch KWCK-M5V
GND 143911120
ISNI 0000 0001 1886 4817
LCCN n79059902
MPOT 33364
VIAF 65280442
Wikidata Q3631823
Wikipedia Andrew Jenson

Andrew Jenson, born Anders Jensen on 11 December 1850, was a Danish immigrant to the United States who acted as an Assistant Church Historian of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) for much of the early-20th century.[1] Jenson also served the church as president of the Danish-Norwegian Mission from 1909 to 1912. He died on 18 November 1941 at Salt Lake City, Utah.[2]

Published works

  • Church Chronology: A Record of Important Events Pertaining to the History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (1899, 1914)
  • Encyclopedic History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1941)
  • Historical Record (1886-1890)
  • History of the Scandinavian Mission (1927)
  • Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia (1901, 1914, 1920, 1936)
  • Autobiography of Andrew Jenson, Assistant Historian of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1938)


Primary Sources

Secondary Sources

  • Arrington, Leonard J.; Reinwand, Louis. Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Historian. Salt Lake City, Utah: the Authors, 1971.
  • Bitton, Davis; Arrington, Leonard J. Mormons and Their Historians. University of Utah Press, 1988.
  • Bray, Justin R.; Neilson, Reid L. "Exploring Book of Mormon Lands: Historian Andrew Jenson’s 1923 Latin American Expedition." Men & Women of Faith Lecture Series. September 2014. (accessed 11 Mar 2015).
  • Jessee, Dean C. Andrew Jenson: Itinerant Crusader for Historical Records. Salt Lake City, Utah: the Author, 1973.
  • Neilson, Reid L.; Moffat, Riley M. Andrew Jenson: the 1895-97 travel writings of Mormon historian Andrew Jenson. Provo, Utah and Salt Lake City, Utah: The Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University and Deseret Book, 2012.
  • Reinwand, Louis. "Andrew Jensen, Latter-day Saint Historian." BYU Studies 14, no. 1 (Fall 1973): 29-46
  • Smith, Marvin E. “Andrew Jenson.” Improvement Era 45, no. 1 (January 1942): 20. (accessed 25 Apr 2015).
  • Topping, Gary. Utah Historians and the Reconstruction of Western History. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 2003.
  • Walker, Ronald W.; Turley, Richard E. Jr. "The Andrew Jenson Collection." BYU Studies 47, no. 3 (2008): 8-109.

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  1. He was sustained in General Conference of April 1898 and served until his death. Conference Report, April 1898, page 80,
  2. Smith, “Andrew Jenson,” Improvement Era, page 20,