Morten Peder Mortensen

27 May 1828–6 June 1891 (Age 63)
Hårbølle, Fanefjord, Præstø, Denmark

The Life Summary of Morten Peder

When Morten Peder Mortensen was born on 27 May 1828, in Hårbølle, Fanefjord, Præstø, Denmark, his father, Peder Mortensen, was 22 and his mother, Helena Pedersdatter Sandersen, was 20. He married Dorthea Knudsen Jensen on 10 May 1859, in Atlantic Ocean. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Fanefjord, Mønbo, Præstø, Denmark for about 16 years and Moenkopi, Coconino, Arizona, United States in 1880. His occupation is listed as cooper and carpenter in Denmark, Anderson, Texas, United States. He died on 6 June 1891, in Colonia Díaz, Chihuahua, Mexico, at the age of 63, and was buried in Colonia Díaz, Chihuahua, Mexico.

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Family Time Line

Morten Peder Mortensen
Karen Katrena Olsen
Marriage: 19 December 1870
Joseph Mortensen
Hannah Botilda Mortensen
John Alfred Mortensen
Emma Fredrika Mortensen
Mary Ann Mortensen
Dagmar Christina Mortensen
Hans Jorgen Mortensen
Rachel Katrina Mortensen
Amanda Rebecca Mortensen
Andrew Mortensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 December 1870Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark
    Age 1
    Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.
    Age 2
    Rebellion drives Guerrero from presidency. Immigration to Texas from United States prohibited but not enforced.
    Age 17
    Santa Anna returns to Mexico. Annexation of Texas by United States.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Lars, Morten, Einer, Jorgen, Bent, Britt, Carsten, Egil, Gunner, Hartvig.Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Morten, a vernacular form of Martin 1.

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

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    Morten P. Mortensen

    I didn't know my great-grandpa Mortensen and grandma never told me stories about him. We have his life story, but I haven't read it.

    Sources (93)

    • Morten P Mortensen in entry for Hannah Botilda Phillips, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Morten Pedersen in household of Peder Mortensen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
    • Martin Mortensen in entry for Edward Charles Phillips and Hannah Mortensen Nelson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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