Christian Andersen

Male6 July 1844–6 December 1913

Brief Life History of Christian

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.

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Family Time Line

Christian Andersen
Martha Ann Heap
Marriage: 3 May 1866
John William Anderson
Mary Alice Anderson
Martha Ellen Anderson
Sarah Jane Anderson
Clara Andersen
Esther Anderson
Nephi Anderson
Ida Floy Anderson
Ethel Blanche Andersen
Valda Naomi Anderson

Sources (52)

  • Christen Andersen in household of Anders Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
  • Chris Anderson in entry for John Wm Anderson and Magdalena Yergensen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Christian Anderson in entry for Almina Barney, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 May 1866Overton, Humboldt, Nevada, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

    Age 3

    The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.


    Age 12

    Nevada is the 36th state.


    Age 19

    Historical Boundaries: 1863: Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States 1865: Sevier, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Sevier, Utah, United States

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Story Highlight

    Proceedings of the Aalborg Conference, 14 April 1907

    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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