Karen Andrea Andersen

25 November 1876–26 February 1958 (Age 81)
Bedsted, Vestervig, Denmark

The Life of Karen Andrea

When Karen Andrea Andersen was born on 25 November 1876, in Bedsted, Vestervig, Denmark, her father, Søren Andersen, was 42 and her mother, Anne Elizabeth Jakobsen Plowman, was 43. She married William Griffiths Reese on 15 November 1899, in Logan Utah Temple, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Bedsted, Bedsted, Hassing, Thisted, Denmark in 1880. She died on 26 February 1958, in Benson, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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William Griffiths Reese
Karen Andrea Andersen
Marriage: 15 November 1899
Roland Andersen Reese
Andrea Elizabeth Reese
Gordon Wayne Reese
Arvel Charles Reese
Norma Marie Reese
Lowell Sern Reese
Ruth Maurine Reese
Cecil Everett Reese

Spouse and Children

15 November 1899
Logan Utah Temple, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1896 · The Logan Temple Barn

Age 20

The Logan Temple Barn was built on the edge of the Logan temple property to house the animals belonging to the builders of the temple. It was one of only two stone barns built in Cache Valley. These barns became obsolete during the rise of the automobile era. The building and the land it was on was sold in 1919 and became an automobile repair shop. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 19, 1985, and is still standing today.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas .

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

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Life history of Karen Andrea Andersen Reese

LIFE HISTORY OF KAREN ANDREA ANDERSEN REESE Like Nephi of Old, I also was born of goodly parents. Father, though not very well educated, was a man of fine qu …

Sources (3)

  • Karen Andrea Reese in household of Wm Griffith Reese, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Karen Andres Sørensen in household of Søren Andersen, "Denmark Census, 1880"
  • Carrie Reese in household of William Reese, "United States Census, 1900"

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