Dorthea Christensdatter

1 May 1827–3 October 1902 (Age 75)
Lille Ramsing, Oddense, Skivehus, Denmark

The Life Summary of Dorthea

When Dorthea Christensdatter was born on 1 May 1827, in Lille Ramsing, Oddense, Skivehus, Denmark, her father, Christean Andreasen, was 31 and her mother, Anna Pedersdatter, was 35. She married Hans Jørgensen on 4 July 1853, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1853 and lived in Rybjerg, Nørre, Viborg, Denmark in 1840 and Trenton, Cache, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 3 October 1902, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hans Jørgensen
Dorthea Christensdatter
Marriage: 4 July 1853
Jacob Orastus Jorgensen
Isaac Jorgensen
Abraham Jorgensen
Annie Marie Jorgensen
Mary Christine Jorgensen
Hansine Rebecca Jorgensen
Joseph Christian Jorgensen
Moses Peter Jorgensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 July 1853Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark
    Age 2
    Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
    Age 20
    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.

    Name Meaning

    form of a post-classical Greek name, from dōron ‘gift’ + theos ‘god’ (the same elements as in Theodora , but in reverse order). The masculine form Dorotheus was borne by several early Christian saints, the feminine by only two minor ones, but only the girl's name has survived. In modern use in the English-speaking world it represents either a 19th-century Latinization of Dorothy or a learned reborrowing.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

    Story Highlight

    Hans Jorgensen and Dorthea Christensen Life Sketch

    Hans Jorgensen was born November 29, 1795, in Vellinge, Bedersled, O, Denmark as the tenth child of Jorgen (Nielsen) Christensen and Else Maria Jennsdatter. When he was first introduced to the gospel …

    Sources (40)

    • Dorthea Jorgensen, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Dorthe Christensen in household of Christen Nørbye, "Denmark Census, 1840"
    • Dorothy Anderson in entry for Isaac Jorgensen and Mary M Weber Brown, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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