Jens Boesen Thorsted

23 December 1847–22 October 1868 (Age 20)
Snedsted, Thisted, Denmark

The Life Summary of Jens Boesen

When Jens Boesen Thorsted was born on 23 December 1847, in Snedsted, Thisted, Denmark, his father, Jens Pedersen Thorsted, was 32 and his mother, Ane Kirstine Jensdatter Boesen, was 23. He lived in Snedsted, Hassing, Thisted, Denmark for about 10 years. He died on 22 October 1868, in Ogden, Weber, Utah Territory, United States, at the age of 20, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jens Pedersen Thorsted
1815–1870
Ane Kirstine Jensdatter Boesen
1824–1868
Karen Maria Jensen Thorsted
1844–1886
Peder Jensen Thorsted
1846–1919
Jens Boesen Thorsted
1847–1868
Bodil Kirstine Jensen Thorsted
1849–1938
Christian Boesen Thorsted
1851–1925
Anne Cathrine Jensen Torsted
1853–1858
Peter Jensen
1855–1858
Otto Jensen Thorsted
1857–1950
Peder Jensen Thorsted
1859–1868
Ane Catherine Jensen
1861–1868
Lauritz Stephanus Jensen
1863–1868
Dusine Jensen Thorsted
1866–1868

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1849
Age 2
Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy. A two-chamber parliament is established.
1850
Age 3
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.
1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks
Age 12
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.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of six farmsteads, named in Old Norse as þórisstaðir ‘Thor's farm’, from þórir ( see Thor ) + staðir, plural of staðr ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’.

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

Possible Related Names

Thor

Sources (12)

  • Jens Jensen in household of Jens Pedersen Thasted, "Denmark Census, 1850"
  • Jens Boesen Jensen in household of Jens Thorsted, "Denmark Census, 1855"
  • Jens Boesen Jensen in household of Jens Pedersen Thorsted, "Denmark Census, 1860"

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