Jens Andersen

9 February 1830–3 October 1915 (Age 85)
Vindby, Vind, Ulfborg, Ringkøbing, Denmark

The Life Summary of Jens

When Jens Andersen was born on 9 February 1830, in Vindby, Vind, Ulfborg, Ringkøbing, Denmark, his father, Anders Lauridsen, was 39 and his mother, Mette Kristine Poulsdatter, was 37. He married Karen Johanne Poulsdatter on 30 October 1853, in Vind, Ulfborg, Ringkøbing, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1863 and lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910 and Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 3 October 1915, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Jens Andersen
Bengta Swenson
Marriage: 30 July 1865
James Andrew Andersen
Betsy Josephine Andersen
Hannah Andersen
Mary Christine Andersen
Alice Andersen
James Andersen
Emma Andersen
Emily Andersen
John Oliver Andersen
Joseph Andersen
Jas A Anderson
Lorinda Margaret Anderson
Nellie Andersen
Vera Margueritta Andersen
Rosa June Anderson

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  • Marriage
    30 July 1865Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 18
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 24
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Lars, Nels, Per, Anders, Holger, Jorgen, Thor, Bjorn, Helmer, Alf.Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas . Compare Anderson 1.Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, and very rare Danish patronymic Anderssen, a cognate of 1 above. Compare Andersson 2.

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

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    From Covered Wagon to jet plane is travel history of Mrs. Betsy Josephine Nielsen Thornley, 95, who made first trip in covered and will fly to Utah next week by jet. Displaying model plan and memory book is Mrs. Thornley.

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    Sources (65)

    • Jens Anderson in entry for Lorinda Margaret Anderson Kendrick, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Births, 1842-1917"
    • Gens Anderson, "United States Census, 1910"
    • James Anderson in entry for Samuel Nelson and Celia Anderson Gyllenskog, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"

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