Jens Gundersen

21 September 1832–4 November 1902 (Age 70)

The Life Summary of Jens

When Jens Gundersen was born on 21 September 1832, in Norway, his father, Gunder Ericksen, was 28 and his mother, Anne Maria Jensdatter, was 24. He married Anna Christina Johnsen about 1853, in Risør, Aust-Agder, Norway. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He immigrated to New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 1855. He died on 4 November 1902, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Mount Pleasant City Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

Photos and Memories (9)

Do you know Jens? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Jens Gundersen
Birthe Marie Peterson Sorensen
Marriage: 9 November 1864
James Peter Gunderson
Gunner Gunderson
Maren Mary Christine Gunderson
Annie Hansine Gunderson
Maria Mary Serena Gunderson
Ericka Caroline Gunderson
Charles Gunderson
Tina Charlotte Gunderson
John Henry Gunderson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 November 1864Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children


    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings



    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1834 · Fox River Settlement
    Age 2
    Fox River Settlement in Illinois begun in 1834. It was the first permanent Norwegian-American immigrant settlement in the Midwest.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 4
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1855 · Erik Werenskiold
    Age 23
    Birth year of Erik Werenskiold Norwegian painter and illustrator. He was especially known for his drawings of the Asbjørnsen and Moe fairytale collection.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Alf, Knut, Anders, Astrid, Bjorn, Fredrik, Gudrun, Helmer, Hilmar, Hilmer, Johan.Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Gunder, from Old Norse Gunnarr, a compound of gunn ‘battle’ + arr ‘warrior’. Compare Gunderson and Gunnerson .

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

    Possible Related Names


    Sources (64)

    • Jens Gunderson in entry for John Henry Gunderson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Jence L Coates in household of Joseph Edward Coates, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Jens Gunderson in entry for David Christensen and Mary Fowels, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.