Niels Christian Edlefsen

3 January 1827–5 February 1898 (Age 71)
Ravnebjerg, Sanderum, Odense, Odense, Denmark

The Life Summary of Niels Christian

When Niels Christian Edlefsen was born on 3 January 1827, in Ravnebjerg, Sanderum, Odense, Odense, Denmark, his father, Edlef Backsen Blohm, was 39 and his mother, Berthe Nielsdatter, was 41. He married Emma Hansdatter on 29 September 1866, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Norup, Lunde, Odense, Denmark in 1855 and Hjadstrup, Lunde, Odense, Denmark in 1860. He died on 5 February 1898, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Niels Christian Edlefsen
Maren Ann Madsen
Marriage: 29 September 1866
Ane Kerstine Edlefsen
Berthe Marie Edlefsen
Mette Kirstine Edlefsen
Edlef Backsenblohm Edlefsen
George Cannon Edlefsen
Noah Christen Edlefsen
Mary Ann Edlefsen
Jesse Dan Edlefsen
James Lauritz Edlefsen

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  • Marriage
    29 September 1866Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark
    Age 2
    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 3
    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.
    Age 19
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Astrid.Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Ellef, from Old Norse Eilífr, a compound of ei ‘alone’, ‘sole’ or ‘always’ + lífr ‘living, alive’.

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

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    Sources (52)

    • Kels Christian Edlefsen in entry for Charles Edlefsen, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Niels Christian Edleffen in household of Edlef Baksenblohm, "Denmark Census, 1840"
    • Niels C. Edlefsen in entry for Edlef B Edlefsen, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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