Mette Kirstine Jensdatter

23 October 1824–14 April 1898 (Age 73)
Øster Hassing, Øster Hassing, Kær, Ålborg, Denmark

The Life Summary of Mette Kirstine

When Mette Kirstine Jensdatter was born on 23 October 1824, in Øster Hassing, Øster Hassing, Kær, Ålborg, Denmark, her father, Jens Christensen, was 44 and her mother, Marianne Jensdatter, was 31. She married Niels Morten Peterson on 22 February 1850, in Albæk, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 14 April 1898, in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Richfield City Cemetery, Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Niels Morten Peterson
Mette Kirstine Jensdatter
Marriage: 22 February 1850
James Morten Peterson
Lyngia Morten Peterson
Maren Kirstine Peterson
Maren Kirstine Peterson
Jens Christian Peterson
Anders Peter Fjelsted Peterson
Maren Kirstine Peterson
Mattie Christine Peterson
Josephine Peterson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 February 1850Albæk, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark
    Age 5
    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.
    Age 22
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    An extremely common given name from the Middle Ages onwards, derived via Old French Marguerite and Latin Margarita from Greek Margarītēs, from margaron ‘pearl’, a word ultimately of Hebrew origin. The name was always understood to mean ‘pearl’ throughout the Middle Ages. The first St Margaret was martyred at Antioch in Pisidia during the persecution instigated by the Emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century. However, there is some doubt about her name, as the same saint is venerated in the Orthodox Church as Marina . There were several other saintly bearers of the name, including St Margaret of Scotland ( d. 1093 ), wife of King Malcolm Canmore and daughter of Edmund Ironside of England. It was also the name of the wife of Henry VI of England, Margaret of Anjou ( 1430–82 ), and of Margaret Tudor ( 1489–1541 ), sister of Henry VIII , who married James IV of Scotland and ruled as regent there after his death. See also Margery , Marjorie .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Story of Mette Kristine Jensen Peterson by Mattie C Nielson

    Story of Mette written by her daughter Mattie C Nielson: My mother, Mette Christine Jensen Peterson, was borne in Seaby, Hjorring Amr, Denmark 27 October 1824. After embracing the Church of Jesus Chr …

    Sources (29)

    • Mette K Peterson in household of Neils M Peterson, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Mette Kirstine Jensdr, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"
    • Mattie Christine Petersen in entry for Mattie Christine Nielson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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