Morten Rasmussen

27 October 1834–28 June 1885 (Age 50)
Brændekilde, Odense, Denmark

The Life Summary of Morten

When Morten Rasmussen was born on 27 October 1834, in Brændekilde, Odense, Denmark, his father, Rasmus Rasmusen, was 30 and his mother, Maren Jensdatter, was 25. He married Karen Marie Christiansen on 1 April 1859, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Bellinge, Odense, Odense, Denmark in 1845 and Vejlby, Vends, Odense, Denmark in 1850. In 1870, at the age of 36, his occupation is listed as farmer in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States. He died on 28 June 1885, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Mount Pleasant City Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Morten Rasmussen
Karen Marie Christiansen
Marriage: 1 April 1859
Martin Rasmussen
Sophia Maria Rasmussen
Lars Christian Rasmussen
John J. Rasmussen
Anne Margrete Rasmussen
Mary Rasmussen
Henry Rasmussen
Erastus Rasmussen
Daniel Rasmussen
George Rasmussen
Wilford Woodruff Rasmussen
Hyrum Francis Rasmussen
Karen Marie Rasmussen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 April 1859Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    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.
    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
    Age 13
    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.
    Age 15
    Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy. A two-chamber parliament is established.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Lars, Jorgen, Niels, Bent, Holger, Thor, Borge, Knute, Per, Alf.Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Rasmus .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Short history of Morten Rasmussen by his great granddaughter Ruth Madsen Nielsen - 1932

    Morten Rasmussen was born at Braendekilde, on the island Fjen, in Denmark, October 27, 1834. Owing to financial circumstances of the family, when he reached the age of seven he was sent to live with …

    Sources (47)

    • 1834 Marten Rasmussen's Birth, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
    • Morten Rasmussen in household of his uncle Lars Jensen of Roile Mose, Vejlby, Odense, "Denmark Census, 1850"
    • 1938 Martin Rasmussen in entry for son, Lars C Rasmussen and Rebecca C Reid, "Utah, County Marriages" 1938 Sanpete, Utah, United States

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