Martha Mortensdatter

15 October 1826–28 November 1905 (Age 79)
Ålborg, Vor Frue, Århus, Århus, Denmark

The Life Summary of Martha

When Martha Mortensdatter was born on 15 October 1826, in Ålborg, Vor Frue, Ålborg, Denmark, her father, Peder Mortensen, was 48 and her mother, Dorothe Marie Johansen Jaeger, was 42. She married Hans Olsen Hansen in 1854, in Holbæk, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States in 1880 and Richfield Election Precinct, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 28 November 1905, in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hans Olsen Hansen
Martha Mortensdatter
Marriage: 1854
Hans Peter Hansen
David Hansen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1854Holbæk, Denmark
  • Children


    Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark
    Age 3
    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 4
    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 21
    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

    New Testament name, of Aramaic rather than Hebrew origin, meaning ‘lady’. It was borne by the sister of Lazarus and Mary of Bethany (John 11:1). According to Luke 10:38, when Jesus visited the house of Mary and Martha, Mary sat at his feet, listening to him, while Martha ‘was cumbered about much serving’, so that she complained to Jesus, ‘Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone?’ For this reason, the name Martha has always been associated with hard domestic work, as opposed to the contemplative life.

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

    Story Highlight


    Martha Mortensen Hansen Contributed By engstewart • Mar 9, 2014, 2:28 PM • 0 Comments Information supplied to the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers by Printha H. Stewart, Martha's granddaughter, from his …

    Sources (15)

    • Martha Hanson in household of Hans Hanson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Martha Hansen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Maria Hansen in household of Hans F Hansen, "United States Census, 1880"

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