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Transcribed biography of Charles W. Jensen

CHARLES W. JENSEN - A successful and highly respected member of the legal profession, practicing at the bar of Porter County, and a resident of Chesterton, Charles W. Jensen was born in LaPorte County, Indiana, the son of Charles and Lydia (Baer) Jensen, the former a native of Germany and the latter of Pennsylvania. Charles Jensen came to America in 1860, locating in LaPorte County. He served four years in the Union army. He married Lydia Baer in LaPorte in 1870, and to this union were born the following children: Samuel J.; Jennie, the wife of William Vardaman; Mamie, the widow of Oliver Getcher; Lucy, now Mrs. Charles Regintine; Charles W.; and John H. Our subject attended the schools of LaPorte County, graduating from the Michigan City High School. He then completed the literary course at the University of Michigan, and after a year spent in farm work entered the Indianapolis School of Law which is now known as the Benjamin Harrison School of Law; here he received the degree of LL. B. in 1904. His first practice was in association with W. C. Ransburg at LaPorte, which continued until his removal to Chesterton in 1907, where he has since met with splendid success. Always active in the political life of this county, he served as a zealous worker of his party for a number of years. He was honored with the election as prosecutor of this county in November, 1914, and served three terms or until 1921. This was a signal honor inasmuch as it is an office generally contended for, and it is rare that the honor is conferred on any person more than two terms in succesion. During his encumbency Mr. Jensen made a fine record for impartial enforcement of the law. He now enjoys a general practice, including highly desirable corporate work; he serves as attorney for the New York Central Railroad lines, also for the Town of Chesterton, and is secretary, director and attorney for the Chesterton Rural Loan and Savings Association. Mr. Jensen was married to Matilda, daughter of Frederick and Minnie Reberg of LaPorte, Indiana, on September 9, 1906. To this union were born five children: Eileen, Lois, LaVerne, Dorothy, and Robert. Rossman, a step-son of the subject, was married to Gertrude, who was one of four children of Clinton and Ada Schaaf of Chesterton. Mrs. Charles W. Jensen is a member of the St. John's Evangelical Church, and is very active in Ladies' Aid work. She is also a member of the Daughters of Rebekah, and the Foresters. Mr. Jensen is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Odd Fellows, K. of P., and the Elks. He is now serving as vice president of the Porter County Bar Association, and was admitted to practice before the Supreme, Appellate, and Federal courts.

Source: Cannon, Thomas H., H. H. Loring, and Charles J. Robb. 1927. History of the Lake and Calumet Region of Indiana Embracing the Counties of Lake, Porter and Laporte. Volume II. Indianapolis, Indiana: Historians' Association. 827 p.
Page(s) in Source: 633-634

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