Knud Bruce Emmertsen

24 March 1829–26 June 1909 (Age 80)
Thorsager, Kalø, Denmark

The Life of Knud Bruce

When Knud Bruce Emmertsen was born on 24 March 1829, in Thorsager, Kalø, Denmark, his father, Emmert Emmertsen, was 33 and his mother, Kirsten Knudsdatter, was 29. He married Johanna Marie Pedersdatter on 18 February 1855, in Kattrup, Kattrup, Voer, Skanderborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Århus, Denmark in 1870. He died on 26 June 1909, in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Knud Bruce Emmertsen
Johanna Marie Pedersdatter
Marriage: 18 February 1855
Emmert Emmertsen
Jens Peter Emmertson
Maren Emmertsen
Kirsten Marie Emmertsen
Rasmus Emmertsen
Rasmus Emmertsen

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18 February 1855
Kattrup, Kattrup, Voer, Skanderborg, Denmark


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

Age 18

The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.

Age 21

The state known as Utah began when Brigham Young led a group of LDS pilgrims seeking freedom from religious persecution into the Great Salt Lake Valley, where they established a settlement in 1847. The golden spike completing the first transcontinental railroad line was driven at Promontory, Utah, in 1869, leading to a further influx of settlers.

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Inga Crystina (or Christina) Emmertson

Inga Crystina (or Christina) Emmertsen was born on 14 Nov. 1886 in Hunstville, Weber, UT to Knud Bruce Emmertsen (1829-1909) and Christiana Madsen (1852-1924). She recalls, “The house I was born in …

Sources (3)

  • Knud Emmertsen, "Denmark Census, 1870"
  • Knüd Emmertsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Knute Emerson in entry for Emma Rasmussen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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