Rasmus Nielsen

24 June 1842–3 August 1919 (Age 77)
Spørring, Århus, Denmark

The Life Summary of Rasmus

When Rasmus Nielsen was born on 24 June 1842, in Spørring, Århus, Denmark, his father, Niels Rasmussen Hougaard, was 44 and his mother, Karen Sørensdatter, was 32. He married Bengta Carlsdotter on 19 October 1867, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Pleasant Green, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 3 August 1919, in Hunter, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Murray Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rasmus Nielsen
Anna Charlotte Johnson
Marriage: 7 December 1874
Emma Charlotte Nielson
John Rasmus Nielson
Joseph Severin Nielson
Annie Bengtena Nielson
Hiram David Nielson
Martha Edith Nielson
Ernest Elbert Nielson
Ivy Carrie Nielson
Everean Hulda Nielson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 December 1874Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Early Settlers
    Age 6
    The earliest settlers housed themselves in a dugout in a hillside. The first families settled in the South Cottonwood area during the fall of 1848. These families settled near Little Cottonwood Creek and Big Cottonwood Creek which made it easy to water animals and crops. Nearly twenty families were living in South Cottonwood in 1860's. The area was surveyed by Amasa M. Lyman and divided into one-mile square areas. These were then subdivided into 10 acre plots per family. The first to settle the area included William Crosby, James M. Flake, Daniel Clark, John Brown, John Tanner and sons, Nathan and Sidney, along with Daniel Thomas. The earliest houses were built out of logs and adobe. Time was spent farming and herding. For fun, some spent time riding broncos, fishing, hunting, or dancing to an accordion. The area was crawling with wildlife such as blackbirds, mockingbirds, skunks, minks, badgers, and wolves.
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Jorgen, Knud, Lars, Nels, Bent, Borge, Holger, Ove, Einer, Oluf.Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Niels, a shortened form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas ). Compare Nielson , Neilsen , Nelsen , Nilsen , and Nilson .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Addition to HERITAGE - Rasmus and Charlotte history book

    Addition to HERITAGE - Rasmus and Charlotte history book I admire Grandpa Nielson for his courage to leave his homeland and as we prepared this history we could almost feel his loneliness and the ob …

    Sources (53)

    • Rasmus Nielsen in entry for Nephi George Nielsen, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Erastus Neilson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Rasmus Nelsen in entry for Albert Franklin Sparks and Mary Nelsen Borg, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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