Ellen Jorgensen

9 March 1842–8 November 1912 (Age 70)
Lyngby, Malmöhus, Sweden

The Life Summary of Ellen

When Ellen Jorgensen was born on 9 March 1842, in Lyngby, Malmöhus, Sweden, her father, Sören Jöransson, was 33 and her mother, Karna Nilsdotter, was 33. She married Alexander Paulsen Dahl on 16 July 1858, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1856 and lived in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. She died on 8 November 1912, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Murray Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Paulsen Dahl
Ellen Jorgensen
Marriage: 16 July 1858
Mary Ann Dahl
Neils Paul Dahl
Ellen Emily Elizabeth Dahl
Alexander Dahl
Soren Dahl
David Theodore Dahl
Peter Clarence Dahl
James Justenious Dahl
Louise Matilda Caroline Dahl

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 July 1858Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Early Settlers
    Age 6
    The earliest settlers housed themselves in a dugout in a hillside. The first families settled in the South Cottonwood area during the fall of 1848. These families settled near Little Cottonwood Creek and Big Cottonwood Creek which made it easy to water animals and crops. Nearly twenty families were living in South Cottonwood in 1860's. The area was surveyed by Amasa M. Lyman and divided into one-mile square areas. These were then subdivided into 10 acre plots per family. The first to settle the area included William Crosby, James M. Flake, Daniel Clark, John Brown, John Tanner and sons, Nathan and Sidney, along with Daniel Thomas. The earliest houses were built out of logs and adobe. Time was spent farming and herding. For fun, some spent time riding broncos, fishing, hunting, or dancing to an accordion. The area was crawling with wildlife such as blackbirds, mockingbirds, skunks, minks, badgers, and wolves.
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Jorgen, Nels, Lars, Niels, Holger, Anders, Borge, Einer, Folmer, Morten, Bjorn.Danish and Norwegian (Jørgensen); North German (Jörgensen): patronymic from the personal name Jørgen, Jörgen, from Greek Geōrgios (see George ). Compare Jergensen , Jergenson , Jorgenson , and Yorgensen .

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

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    History of Alexander Paulsen Dahl and Ellen Yorganson

    The following information provides further details on the life of Alexander and Ellen Dahl: The grandfather of Alexander Dahl Sr. was named Lars Dahl and he was a carpenter by trade. Alexander's fat …

    Sources (24)

    • Ellen Dahl in household of Alexander Dahl, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Ellen Yorgason in entry for Louise Dahl Barrett, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Ellen Dahl in household of Alexander Dahl, "United States Census, 1880"

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