Birthe Kristine Jensdatter

13 January 1844–18 March 1879 (Age 35)
Maribo, Maribo Domsogn, Maribo, Denmark

The Life Summary of Birthe Kristine

When Birthe Kristine Jensdatter was born on 13 January 1844, in Maribo, Maribo Domsogn, Maribo, Denmark, her father, Simon Andersen, was 20 and her mother, Kirsten Hansdatter, was 30. She married Carl Petter Björk on 1 June 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Torkilstrup, Falsters Nørre, Maribo, Denmark in 1850. She died on 18 March 1879, in Virgin, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Virgin Cemetery, Virgin, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Carl Petter Björk
Birthe Kristine Jensdatter
Marriage: 1 June 1857
Betsy Ann Burke
Carl Burke
Mary Jane Burke
Amanda Jane Burke
Charles Burke
Oscar Burke
Andrew Burke
Hyrum R. Burke
Peter Burke

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 June 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
    Age 3
    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.
    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks
    Age 15
    The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.

    Name Meaning

    Borrowing of the Irish name Brighid ( see Bridget ). This name owes its enormous popularity in Scandinavia, especially in Sweden, to St Birgitta ( 1304–73 ), patron saint of Sweden. She was a noblewoman who bore her husband eight children. After his death, she founded an order of nuns, the ‘Bridgettines’ or Order of the Most Holy Saviour. She also went to Rome, where she attempted to reform religious life.

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

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    Charles Peter Burke

    Charles Peter Burke Charles Peter Burke, son of Andrew Bjork and Anna Nielsen, was born August 11, 1837, at Malmo, Sweden. In the emigration records of the Chuch we fine the following informati …

    Sources (20)

    • Birthe Kirstine Jensdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
    • Christena Berk in household of Chas Berk, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Anna C. Jensen in entry for Betsy Parker, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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