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
1828–1891
Karen Katrena Olsen
1848–1921
Marriage: 19 December 1870
Joseph Mortensen
1871–1949
Hannah Botilda Mortensen
1873–1960
John Alfred Mortensen
1875–1946
Emma Fredrika Mortensen
1877–1967
Mary Ann Mortensen
1879–1958
Dagmar Christina Mortensen
1881–1923
Hans Jorgen Mortensen
1884–1953
Rachel Katrina Mortensen
1885–1976
Amanda Rebecca Mortensen
1888–1982
Andrew Mortensen
1890–1974

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 December 1870Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    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.
    1830
    Age 2
    Rebellion drives Guerrero from presidency. Immigration to Texas from United States prohibited but not enforced.
    1845
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Martin

    Story Highlight

    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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