Jens James Andersen

9 February 1854–2 October 1940 (Age 86)
Bredstrup, Nørre Nærå, Odense, Denmark

The Life Summary of Jens James

When Jens James Andersen was born on 9 February 1854, in Bredstrup, Nørre Nærå, Odense, Denmark, his father, Hans Andersen, was 34 and his mother, Maren Jensdatter, was 26. He married Emily Helena Hanson on 11 October 1878, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 2 October 1940, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jens James Andersen
Emily Helena Hanson
Marriage: 11 October 1878
James Edward Andersen
Emily Mary Andersen
Alfred William Andersen
Agda Elizabeth Andersen
Eskil Andrew Anderson
Oliver Rudolph Andersen
Carl Fredrick Andersen
Wilford Woodruff Andersen
George Washington Andersen
Waldo McKinley Andersen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 October 1878Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks
    Age 5
    The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.
    1859 · Logan is Founded
    Age 5
    "\""During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \""\""Logan\""\"" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"""
    1877 · Logan's First Stake is Formed
    Age 23
    Eighteen years after the first ward was established and the population of the valley increased exponentially, the first Stake was established.

    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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    Sources (35)

    • James Anderson in entry for Walter McKinley Anderson, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • James Andersen on household of Hans Andersen, "United States Census, 1870"
    • James Andersen in entry for Waldo Mckinley Andersen and Lucy Taylor, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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