Aunt Amy's family

Aunt Amy's family

When Kate and I visited her Eilertsen grandparents in Bay Ridge several times in the late 1970s, the other family member we met was Kate's great aunt Amy, the sister of Camilla Eilertsen.

I thought at the time that she was a maiden aunt, or what was called a spinster. Of course Kate knew better and I am only catching up now as I research the family history. 

Aunt Amy's name in Brooklyn was Amy Jensen. She was married for 30 years to George R. Jensen, an American of Norwegian descent. The had one son, Gordon Jensen, born in December 1925.

The Jensen family lived on Plumb 2nd St. in Brooklyn in the other half of the duplex with the Eilertsens.

Gordon Jensen married Lillian Olsen in 1950 but it appears they did not have children. 

George Jensen died suddenly in 1956 at age 54. Thus Amy had been a widow for more than 20 years when I met her. By then, she and the Eilertsens were living in a high-rise in Bay Ridge.

Amy lived into her nineties and died four years after Camilla in December 1995.

Gordon Jensen died in San Diego in 2010 at age 84. 

These are the basic facts. I'll try to fill in more detail as we go along.