Karen Sophia Larsen

4 May 1859–18 October 1881 (Age 22)
Blæsinge, Havrebjerg, Sæbygård, Denmark

The Life Summary of Karen Sophia

When Karen Sophia Larsen was born on 4 May 1859, in Blæsinge, Havrebjerg, Sæbygård, Denmark, her father, Jens Christian Larsen, was 33 and her mother, Karen Kirsten Pedersen, was 39. She married Jeremiah Marcellus Merritt on 27 November 1879, in Vernon, Tooele, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Clover, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 18 October 1881, in Vernon, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 22, and was buried in Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jeremiah Marcellus Merritt
Karen Sophia Larsen
Marriage: 27 November 1879
George Marcellus Merritt
John Peter Merritt

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 November 1879Vernon, Tooele, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 4
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 4
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 7
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Nels, Niels, Sven, Thor, Knud, Nils, Per, Jorgen, Alf, Bjorn.Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Lars, an equivalent of Lawrence . This is also an Americanized form of the cognate Larssen. Compare Larson 1, Larrison , and Lawson 2.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Karen Kristen (Christina) Pedersen Larsen

    Christina was born May 27, 1819, in Holmstrup, Holbalk, Denmark, Daughter of Anne Petersen and Peder Nielsen. She married Jens Larsen of Bastrup, Toelstang, Holbalk, Denmark. They came to the U …

    Sources (15)

    • Sofia Merritt in household of Samuel Merritt, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Sophia Larson in entry for John P. Merritt and Lillian E. Larson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Sophia Larson in entry for John Peter Merritt, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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