Petrine Elizabeth Nielsen

Female12 October 1855–9 January 1904

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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Family Time Line

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"
  • Elizabeth Madsen in entry for Betsy Margaret Rasmussen Bertelson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • Petrine Elisabeth Nielsen in household of Niels Madsen, "Denmark Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1876Voldby, Hammel, Århus, Denmark
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

    Age 4

    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.


    Age 8

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

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 15

    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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