Jorgen Mørtensen

19 April 1807–after 12 June 1880 (Age 73)
Udsholt, Blistrup, Holbo, Frederiksborg, Denmark

The Life Summary of Jorgen

When Jorgen Mørtensen was born on 19 April 1807, in Udsholt, Blistrup, Holbo, Frederiksborg, Denmark, his father, Morten Olsen, was 30 and his mother, Nille Nielsdatter, was 32. He married Oline Olsdatter on 16 December 1836, in Blistrup, Holbo, Frederiksborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to New York County, New York, United States in 1860 and lived in Esbønderup, Holbo, Frederiksborg, Denmark in 1855 and Blistrup, Holbo, Frederiksborg, Denmark in 1860. He died after 12 June 1880, in Mantua, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Mantua, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Jorgen Mørtensen
Oline Olsdatter
Marriage: 16 December 1836
Maren Jorgensen
Maren Jorgensen
Peter Johnson
Niels Jorgensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 December 1836Blistrup, Holbo, Frederiksborg, Denmark
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn
    Age 1
    Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn, The Cross of Honour of the Order of the Dannebrog, is an award connected to the Danish Order of the Dannebrog. The cross was instituted by King Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway on June 28, 1808 and was named Dannebrogsmendenes Haederstegn until 1952. The award is given to any Dane who has provided a service to Denmark through a noble deed. The cross is considered an additional recognition if awarded to someone who is already a holder of the Order.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 20
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    Name Meaning

    Via Old French and Latin, from Greek Georgios (a derivative of geōrgos ‘farmer’, from ‘earth’ + ergein ‘to work’). This was the name of several early saints, including the shadowy figure who is now the patron of England (as well as of Germany and Portugal). If the saint existed at all, he was perhaps martyred in Palestine in the persecutions of Christians instigated by the Emperor Diocletian at the beginning of the 4th century. The popular legend in which the hero slays a dragon is a medieval Italian invention. He was for a long time a more important saint in the Orthodox Church than in the West, and the name was not much used in England during the Middle Ages, even after St George came to be regarded as the patron of England in the 14th century. Its use increased from the 1400s, and by 1500 it was regularly among the most popular male names. This popularity was reinforced when George I came to the throne in 1714 , bringing this name with him from Germany. It has been one of the most popular English boys' names ever since.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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    Peter Jorgensen Johnsen

    PETER JORGENSEN JOHNSEN LIFE STORY SUBMITTED BY V. JENSEN TO FAMILY SEARCH PETER JOHNSEN 1844-1930 Peter Jorgensen was born December 31, 1844, to Jorgen Mortensen and Oline Olsen in a little town of …

    Sources (19)

    • Jørgen Martensen, "Denmark Census, 1855"
    • Jorgen Mortenser in entry for Peter Johnson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Jorgen Mortensen, "Denmark Census, 1845"

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