Christena Jensen

27 August 1835–2 March 1913 (Age 77)
Elling, Åstrup, Denmark

The Life Summary of Christena

When Christena Jensen was born on 27 August 1835, in Elling, Åstrup, Denmark, her father, Jens Sorensen, was 30 and her mother, Mariane Christensen, was 21. She married Christen Sørensen on 22 January 1858, in Skærum, Ålborghus, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1859 and lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Mount Pleasant Election Precinct, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 2 March 1913, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Christen Sørensen
Christena Jensen
Marriage: 22 January 1858
Christena Patrena Sorensen
Hannah Maria Sorensen
Chreston William Sorensen
John Peter Sorensen
Annie Christena Sorensen
Maria Christena Sorensen
Charles Ephraim Sorensen
Helene Elmena Sorensen
Sofia Malinda Sorensen
Jensena Serena Sorensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 January 1858Skærum, Ålborghus, Denmark
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    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.
    Age 11
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks
    Age 24
    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Holger, Einer, Jorgen, Bent, Knud, Per, Ove, Morten.Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a shortened form of Johannes (see John ). This is the most frequent surname in Denmark. In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variant Jenssen . Compare Jenson 2 and Johnson .English: variant of Jennison .

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

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    Sources (37)

    • Christine Jensdatter in household of Jens Sørensen, "Denmark Census, 1845"
    • Christena Jensen Sorensen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Christena Sorenson in household of Peter Y Jensen, "United States Census, 1910"

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