Jens Christian Anderson

Brief Life History of Jens Christian

When Jens Christian Anderson was born on 16 July 1874, in Oak City, Millard, Utah, United States, his father, Christian Andersen, was 21 and his mother, Ane Cathrine Christensen, was 23. He married Johanne Cathrine "Caddie" Nielsen on 16 November 1899, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 24 December 1929, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Oak City Cemetery, Oak City, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jens Christian Anderson
Johanne Cathrine "Caddie" Nielsen
Marriage: 16 November 1899
Aurilla Anderson
Harold Jens Anderson
Norma Anderson
Rosabelle Anderson
Wilbert C. Anderson
Elbert H Anderson
Melvin Anderson
Christian J Anderson
Hans Doyle Anderson
Norvel M Anderson
Maben Nielson Anderson
Kathryn Anderson

Sources (48)

  • Jence C Anderson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Jens Christian Anderson - Memory of Someone: Memory of a relative: birth-name: Jens C Anderson
  • Jens Christian Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew , + son ‘son’. The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, so the personal name has long enjoyed great popularity there. Legend has it that the saint's relics were taken to Scotland in the 4th century by a certain Saint Regulus. In North America, this surname has absorbed many cognate or like-sounding surnames in other languages, notably Scandinavian (see 3 and 4 below), but also Ukrainian Andreychenko etc.

German: patronymic from the personal name Anders , hence a cognate of 1 above.

Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Andersson , a cognate of 1 above.

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

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Story Highlight


Was a wheelwright (craftsman made and fixed wooden wheels) for the Salt Lake City and St. George temple. Source by grandson William Anderson

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