Lars Peter Larsen

Brief Life History of Lars Peter

When Lars Peter Larsen was born on 7 August 1855, in Bredstrup, Koldinghus, Denmark, his father, Christian Larsen Thorpe, was 21 and his mother, Anna Marie Madsdatter, was 22. He died in 1863, in Utah, United States, at the age of 8.

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Christian Larsen Thorpe
Anna Marie Madsdatter
Lars Peter Larsen
Mette Christine Christensen Thorpe
Thomas Larsen Thorpe
Maria Kirstine Thorpe
Christian Larsen Thorpe
Mary Ann Larsen Thorpe
Andrew Peter Larsen Thorpe
Joseph Larsen Thorpe

Sources (2)

  • Lars Peter Larsen - Pioneer Overland Travel
  • Bredstrup parish records, Vejle, Denmark (FHL film #0053406).

World Events (4)

1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.

1859 · Copenhagen Zoo

The Copenhagen Zoo was founded in 1859 and is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. It was founded by a ornithologist named Niels Kjaebolling and the first animals that were at the opening were eagles, chickens, ducks, owls, rabbits, a fox, a seal and a turtle. The oldest building still is in use as a stable for the yak exibit. It is open everyday from 9:00am to 8:00pm (20:00).


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Nels, Niels, Sven, Thor, Knud, Nils, Per, Jorgen, Alf, Bjorn.

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Lars, an equivalent of Lawrence . This is also an Americanized form of the cognate Larssen. Compare Larson 1, Larrison , and Lawson 2.

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

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Blessed, Honored Pioneer

At the tender age of 7, Lars Peter began his journey across the plains on 6 July 1863 with the John F. Sanders Company. He traveled 61 days along side his parents but unfortunately died on the trail. …

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