Dorthea Hansdatter

10 August 1837–17 February 1865 (Age 27)
Havbro, Ålborghus, Denmark

The Life Summary of Dorthea

When Dorthea Hansdatter was born on 10 August 1837, in Havbro, Ålborghus, Denmark, her father, Hans P Christensen, was 37 and her mother, Johanne Christensdatter, was 37. She married Niels Jensen Scow in 1856. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Havbro, Års, Ålborg, Denmark for about 10 years. She died on 17 February 1865, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 27, and was buried in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Niels Jensen Scow
Dorthea Hansdatter
Marriage: 1856
John Jensen Scow
Dorthea Christine Jensen Scow

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    World Events (8)

    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 5
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.
    Age 6
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 9
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    form of a post-classical Greek name, from dōron ‘gift’ + theos ‘god’ (the same elements as in Theodora , but in reverse order). The masculine form Dorotheus was borne by several early Christian saints, the feminine by only two minor ones, but only the girl's name has survived. In modern use in the English-speaking world it represents either a 19th-century Latinization of Dorothy or a learned reborrowing.

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

    Story Highlight

    Niels Jensen Skow and Dorthea Jensdatter Christensen

    From the writings of Niels Jensen Skow's grandnieces Pearl Whitlock Peterson and Effie Thompson in the 1950's. Niels Jensen Skow was born 12 September, 1824, in Lihme, Viborg, Denmark, the son of Jen …

    Sources (8)

    • Hazel Watts records show that Dorthea's first husband Neils died in early 1864. Dorthea shortly married Chris Madsen. About nine months later she gave birth to one son, Christian Madsen. Dorthea died three days later.
    • Dorthea Hansdatt in household of Hans Christensen, "Denmark Census, 1840"
    • Dortha Christensen in entry for John Jensen Scow, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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