When Christian Andersen was born on 6 July 1844, in Hollensted, Hallund, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Anders Jensen Anderson, was 31 and his mother, Mariane Nielsdatter, was 29. He married Martha Ann Heap on 3 May 1866, in Overton, Humboldt, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Torslev, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark for about 5 years and Overton, Humboldt, Nevada, United States in 1870. He died on 6 December 1913, in Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Monroe City Cemetery, Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States.
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.
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The "Manuscript History of the Scandinavian Mission" (LDS Church Archives) for Sunday April 14th, gives the following account of the conference: “The semi-annual conference of the Aalborg Conference w …
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