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.

     SIMON P. JENSEN resides about two miles north of Wilbur on one of the finest estates in this part of Washington.  He was born in Vaida, Denmark, on August 5, 1863, the son of Jens and Anna (Christensen) Nilson, natives of Denmark.  After a good education in the common schools of his own country, Mr. Jensen came to Portland, Oregon, and was employed there for a time and in 1886, took a homestead in Klickitat county, Washington.  After proving up on this, he sold it and then came to Wilbur and bought a section of land.  Later he bought three-fourths of a section more, making him in all over a thousand acres of good wheat land.  When Mr. Jensen landed in America he was without money but by his industry and ability has amassed a comfortable fortune and built an elegant home.  His residence is one of the finest in Lincoln county and is a credit to his thrift and excellent judgment.
     In 1897, Mr. Jensen married Miss Edith, daughter of John and Christina (Sorensen) Matsen, natives of Denmark.  Mrs. Jensen was born in Denmark, on September 19, 1880, and came with her parents to Klickitat county, Washington, in 1888.  To them three children have been born, Albert, Kenneth, and Rosco.  Mr. Jensen is a member of the Odd Fellows and an ex-president of the Danish Brotherhood.  The example that Mr. Jensen has set for industry and sagacity is excellent and the reward that he has reaped in his large estate and elegant home are justly his.  Mr. and Mrs. Jensen are highly esteemed members of society and have a host of friends.