Petrine Elizabeth Nielsen

Brief Life History of Petrine Elizabeth

When Petrine Elizabeth Nielsen was born on 12 October 1855, in Århus, Denmark, her father, Niels Madsen, was 29 and her mother, Anne Johanne Sørensdatter, was 28. She married Hans Lauritz Rasmussen about 1876, in Voldby, Hammel, Århus, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Voldby, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark for about 10 years and Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 9 January 1904, at the age of 48, and was buried in Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Hans Lauritz Rasmussen
Petrine Elizabeth Nielsen
Marriage: about 1876
Ane Elizabeth Rasmusen
Parley Pratt Rasmussen
Orson Pratt Lauritz Rasmussen
Anna Janovie Rasmussen
George Moses Rasmussen
Betsy Margaret Rassmunsen

Sources (10)

  • Petrine Elisebet Nielsen in household of Niels Madsen, "Denmark Census, 1870"
  • Petrea Elisabeth Nielsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Petrine Elisabeth Nielsen in household of Niels Madsen, "Denmark Census, 1860"

World Events (8)

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.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Jorgen, Knud, Lars, Nels, Bent, Borge, Holger, Ove, Einer, Oluf.

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Niels, a shortened form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas ). Compare Nielson , Neilsen , Nelsen , Nilsen , and Nilson .

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

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