Birthe Sophie Jensdatter

10 December 1806–12 December 1881 (Age 75)
Saltrup, Esbønderup, Kronborg, Denmark

The Life Summary of Birthe Sophie

When Birthe Sophie Jensdatter was born on 10 December 1806, in Saltrup, Esbønderup, Kronborg, Denmark, her father, Jens Andersen, was 30 and her mother, Kirstine Nielsdatter, was 23. She married Niels Eriksen on 30 October 1835, in Helsingør, Sankt Olai, Lynge-Kronborg, Frederiksborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She died on 12 December 1881, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Niels Eriksen
Birthe Sophie Jensdatter
Marriage: 30 October 1835
Magdalene Eriksen
Charlotte Marie Eriksen
Nicoline Eriksen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 October 1835Helsingør, Sankt Olai, Lynge-Kronborg, Frederiksborg, Denmark
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn
    Age 2
    Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn, The Cross of Honour of the Order of the Dannebrog, is an award connected to the Danish Order of the Dannebrog. The cross was instituted by King Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway on June 28, 1808 and was named Dannebrogsmendenes Haederstegn until 1952. The award is given to any Dane who has provided a service to Denmark through a noble deed. The cross is considered an additional recognition if awarded to someone who is already a holder of the Order.
    1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark
    Age 23
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Borrowing of the Irish name Brighid ( see Bridget ). This name owes its enormous popularity in Scandinavia, especially in Sweden, to St Birgitta ( 1304–73 ), patron saint of Sweden. She was a noblewoman who bore her husband eight children. After his death, she founded an order of nuns, the ‘Bridgettines’ or Order of the Most Holy Saviour. She also went to Rome, where she attempted to reform religious life.

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

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    Sources (43)

    • Marriage of Birthe Sophie Jensen (Eriksen) and Jens Larsen "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
    • Unknown in entry for Christina Keller, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Bendter Sophie Andersen in entry for Nicoline Eriksen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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