Jens Andreas Ovesen

17 September 1816–11 January 1905 (Age 88)
Mosbjerg, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life Summary of Jens Andreas

When Jens Andreas Ovesen was born on 17 September 1816, in Mosbjerg, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Ove Andersen, was 44 and his mother, Anne Maria Jensdatter, was 42. He married Kirsten Marie Pedersdatter on 21 April 1840, in Lørslev, Ugilt, Sejlstrup, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Tårs, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark for about 15 years and Ephraim Election Precinct, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 11 January 1905, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Jens Andreas Ovesen
Mariane Iversen
Marriage: 7 November 1877
Niels Christian Oveson
James Andrew Oveson
Josephine Brighamine Oveson
Anna Marinda Oveson
Hyrum Rico Oveson
Reo Oveson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 November 1877Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1818 · Danmarks Nationalbank
    Age 2
    Danmarks Nationalbank is the central bank of the Kingdom of Denmark and serves as an independent and credible institution that issues the krone, the Danish currency. The bank undertakes all functions related to the management of the Danish central-government debt.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    Age 30
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Ove, a Danish form of the older Aghi, derived from a word meaning ‘edge, spear’ or ‘respect, fear’. Compare Oveson and Overson .

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

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    Jens Oveson and Kjersten Pederson Biography by Margaret Jarvis Overson

    Jens Andreas Oveson, our ancestor, came to Utah in 1863, sixteen years after the earliest pioneers reached Salt Lake Valley. He was one of the earliest pioneers in Sanpete County, making his home in E …

    Sources (54)

    • Jens A. Ovesen, "United States Census, 1900"
    • James Andrew Oveson in entry for James Andrew Oveson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Jens Andreas Ovesen, "Denmark Census, 1845"

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