Sigvart joined the Church in Norway, but once in Utah, he inexplicably became a Seventh-Day Adventist. We unfortunately know little about him.
|Josefine & Sigvart Christian Jensen|
Sigvart Christian, whose family name is pronounced “Yensen” in Norwegian, was born to a shoemaker in the capital city of Norway. He was a carpenter and cabinetmaker. He joined the Church in his mid-twenties, and married fellow convert Josefine Pedersdatter when they were both thirty years old. They had six children before emigrating to America, but half of them died young. Sigvart left Norway a year ahead of the family to prepare a place for them in Utah. Josefine followed with her small children, leaving her other children’s graves and her family behind.
Later in Utah, the couple had five more children. Sigvart worked as a cabinetmaker for the Granite Milling Company. The Jensens received their endowments and did sealing work for their parents. At some point they left their LDS faith and became Seventh-Day Adventists. The repercussions of this decision are felt through the generations, as their posterity knows little about this couple and most descendants are not Church members.
Here's a journal for your birthday gift, Sigvart! Please explain yourself!