Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     LEWIS JENSEN.   Douglas county has her full share of wide awake and progressive farmers, who have taken hold with their hands and have developed the country to such an extent that the claims taken years since are now well tilled and valuable farms.  Among this class of excellent citizens, we are constrained to mention the subject of this article, whose labors and life are exemplary and who has not only done much to build up the interests of the county but has also stimulated many others in this good work.
     Lewis Jensen was born in Sjaelland, Denmark, on May 12, 1843, the son of Jens and Kersten (Larsen) Andersen, natives of Denmark.  The parents removed to Illinois in 1869 and the father died in Nebraska, in 1887.  Our subject was educated in the public schools of his native place and when he had arrived at young manhood's estate joined the regular army where he served for eighteen months.  In 1869, he came with his parents to Illinois and farmed in that state for eleven years.  Next he spent seven years in tilling the soil in Howard county, Nebraska, whence in 1887, he came to this county and took land where he now lives.  The next year he brought his family to dwell on the land and has since resided here.  Mr. Jensen has since bought considerable land and he now owns about a section and one half of well improved and fertile land.  In addition to general farming, he has given considerable attention to raising stock and has some fine animals, among which may be mentioned a magnificent Shire stallion, which weighs eighteen hundred pounds.  Two or three others are associated with Mr. Jensen in the ownership of this animal and they take a pardonable pride in the fact that he has won several blue ribbons.
     Mr. Jensen is one of three children and the other two are Martin and Mrs. Secilia Mark.  The marriage of our subject and Miss Anna M. Nelson occurred in Illinois, on April 22, 1876.  Mrs. Jensen was born in Denmark, on November 18, 1855 and has one brother, Jens Nelsen.  To our subject and his wife the following named children have been born: Maria, in Illinois, on January 24, 1877, and now the wife of J. Brownfield. Jens W., in Illinois, on December 14, 1879; Nels G., in Nebraska, on March 1, 1881; Martina O., in Nebraska, on January 4, 1883; Christian W., in Nebraska, on February 12, 1885; Louis J., in this county, on October 26, 1888; Carl M., in Douglas county, on April 3, 1891; Ella G., in this county, on October 5, 1895; Pearl M., in this county, on May 26, 1898.  Mr. and Mrs. Jensen are members of the Lutheran church and stand well in the community.