Josephine Mortensen

Brief Life History of Josephine

When Josephine Mortensen was born on 16 February 1855, in Als, Skivehus, Denmark, her father, Anders Mortensen, was 50 and her mother, Karen Marie Nielsen, was 39. She died on 20 June 1862, in Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 7, and was buried in Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Anders Mortensen
Karen Marie Nielsen
Morten Mortensen
Karen Andersdatter
Maren Mortensen
Ane Kathrine Mortensen
Jens Anders Mortensen
Christiane Mortensen
Karen Marie Mortensen
Mariane Mortensen
Inger Katherine Mortensen
Josephine Mortensen
Sarah Nielsen Mortensen
Carl Mortensen

Sources (8)

  • Johanne Andersen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Johanne Andersen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Ancestral File (R)

World Events (2)

1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.

1859 · Copenhagen Zoo

The Copenhagen Zoo was founded in 1859 and is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. It was founded by a ornithologist named Niels Kjaebolling and the first animals that were at the opening were eagles, chickens, ducks, owls, rabbits, a fox, a seal and a turtle. The oldest building still is in use as a stable for the yak exibit. It is open everyday from 9:00am to 8:00pm (20:00).

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Lars, Morten, Einer, Jorgen, Bent, Britt, Carsten, Egil, Gunner, Hartvig.

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Morten, a vernacular form of Martin 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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