HENRY A. CARSTENSEN

1859 - 1945

 

Researched by Faye V. Bell (SLC) 2014

 

 

By his own admission, Henry Carstensen was born in Wisconsin of German parentage and in fact, both parents were born in Germany (one of the U.S. census questions of 1920 – 1940).  In those three censuses, Henry lived with his wife, Agnes, in Election District #3, Washakie County, Wyoming.  He and Agnes were married in 1915.  Her name then was Agnes Stewart Lyons and he claimed prior to their marriage he was a widower; therefore, his first wife must have died and there seems to be no trace of Henry before 1915 on U.S. census records.  It is believed that he had lived on the Lower Nowood for a time before buying a place in Ten Sleep where he and Agnes lived out their days.  Henry passed away in 1945.

 

Notes:  There was a couple by the name of Nicholas and Margaret Cartsensen buried in the Basin Cemetery and they may be the parents of Henry or otherwise related to him.  This search may turn up more facts as often the case in the search for the “dead”.  fb