Karen Marie Pedersen

12 April 1829–9 March 1898 (Age 68)
Gettrup, Sydthy, Viborg, Denmark

The Life Summary of Karen Marie

When Karen Marie Pedersen was born on 12 April 1829, in Gettrup, Sydthy, Viborg, Denmark, her father, Peder Christian Jensen, was 44 and her mother, Anne Christensdatter, was 41. She married Jens Gotfredsen on 12 August 1856, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Gøttrup, Gøttrup, Ålborghus, Denmark in 1834. She died on 9 March 1898, in Vermillion, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Glenwood, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jens Gotfredsen
Karen Marie Pedersen
Marriage: 12 August 1856
Platine Plattina Gottfredsen
Caroline Gottfredson
Maria Gottfredson
Jacob Gottfredson
Thomas Gottfredson
Petrea Gottfredson
Sarah Dozina Gottfredsen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 August 1856St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    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 18
    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 20
    Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy. A two-chamber parliament is established.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Niels, Bjorn, Knud, Nils, Anders, Jorgen, Egil, Einer, Knut, Peer.Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Peder (see Peter ). This surname is also found in northern Germany. Compare Petersen 2 and Peterson 1.English: variant of Peterson .

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

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    Story Highlight

    On the Way to Zion

    On The Way To Zion Jens looked up from the rough wooden table where he sat. It was late evening and the July air was warm. He rubbed his eyes with the backs of his hands. He still felt weak fro …

    Sources (30)

    • Karen Marie Pedersdatter in household of Peder Chritian Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
    • Carrie Milehed in entry for Jacob Gottfredson and Ella Liming, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Karen Pedersen in entry for Peter Gottfredson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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