Maren Sophie Christensen

23 February 1852–21 November 1935 (Age 83)
Fårevejle, Dragsholm, Denmark

The Life Summary of Maren Sophie

When Maren Sophie Christensen was born on 23 February 1852, in Fårevejle, Dragsholm, Denmark, her father, Christen Pedersen, was 26 and her mother, Karen Sofie Mathiasdatter, was 25. She married Hans Peter Jensen on 21 December 1872, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Fårevejle, Ods, Holbæk, Denmark in 1860 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 21 November 1935, in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Maeser Fairview Cemetery, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hans Peter Jensen
Maren Sophie Christensen
Marriage: 21 December 1872
Hans Richard Jensen
Carrie Marie Jensen
Julius Jensen
Anna Jensine Jensen
Constan Jensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 December 1872Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1873 · Settlers arrived in Vernal
    Age 21
    On Feb 14, 1873, Pardon Dodds, among others, came to the valley to raise livestock.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 23
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Bent, Anders, Thor, Jorgen, Nils, Einer, Viggo, Folmer.Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen . In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the especially Danish and Norwegian variant Kristensen . Compare Christenson and Christianson .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Mary Sophie Christensen -

    Birth: Feb. 23, 1852, Norway Death: Nov. 21, 1935 Vernal Uintah County Utah, USA MARY S. CHRISTENSEN EARLY PIONEER BURIED Mary S. Cristensen, Native of Denmark; pioneer of Salt Lake Valley and Verna …

    Sources (23)

    • Mary S in entry for Constan Jensen, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Maren Sophie Christensen in household of Christen Pedersen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
    • Mary G Christensen in entry for Richard Jensen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"

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