Jens Larsen

7 January 1825–4 April 1893 (Age 68)
Vejleby, Ålholm, Denmark

The Life Summary of Jens

When Jens Larsen was born on 7 January 1825, in Vejleby, Ålholm, Denmark, his father, Lars Jensen, was 32 and his mother, Ane Nielsdatter, was 26. He married Mette Sophie Pedersen on 18 June 1853, in Søllested, Lollands Sønder, Maribo, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1866 and lived in Vejleby, Fuglse, Maribo, Denmark for about 11 years and Musse, Ålholm, Denmark in 1860. He died on 4 April 1893, in Utah, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Jens Larsen
Mette Sophie Pedersen
Marriage: 18 June 1853
Lars Peter Larsen
Anna Kathrine Larsen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 June 1853Søllested, Lollands Sønder, Maribo, Denmark
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 2
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 5
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    Age 21
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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

    Ship "Cavour" 1866 from Hamburg to New York

    A Compilation of General Voyage Notes "Fri. 1. [June 1866] -- The ship Cavour sailed from Hamburg, Germany, with 201 Scandinavian Saints, under the direction of Niels Nielsen. The company arrived in N …

    Sources (19)

    • Jens Larsen in household of Lars Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
    • Jens Larsen in household of Ane Nielsdatter, "Denmark Census, 1840"
    • Jens Larsen, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916"

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