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
Ane Kirstine Jensdatter Boesen
Karen Maria Jensen Thorsted
Peder Jensen Thorsted
Jens Boesen Thorsted
Bodil Kirstine Jensen Thorsted
Christian Boesen Thorsted
Anne Cathrine Jensen Torsted
Peter Jensen
Otto Jensen Thorsted
Peder Jensen Thorsted
Ane Catherine Jensen
Lauritz Stephanus Jensen
Dusine Jensen Thorsted

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World Events (8)

Age 2
Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy. A two-chamber parliament is established.
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.

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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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