Dorthea Jacobsen

23 December 1853–10 May 1903 (Age 49)
Neder Donnerup, Vejle, Denmark

The Life Summary of Dorthea

When Dorthea Jacobsen was born on 23 December 1853, in Neder Donnerup, Vejle, Denmark, her father, Jens Jacobsen, was 29 and her mother, Maren Madsdatter, was 37. She married Christian Peter Nielsen on 26 July 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Give, Nørvang, Vejle, Denmark in 1860 and Moroni Election Precinct, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 10 May 1903, in Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Moroni City Cemetery, Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christian Peter Nielsen
1826–1903
Dorthea Jacobsen
1853–1903
Marriage: 26 July 1869
Mary Christine Nielsen
1870–1912
Jensine Jacobine Nielsen
1873–1957
Christian P Nielsen
1875–1876
Dorothea Tomena Nielsen
1876–1953
Rebecca Johanna Nielsen
1879–1961
Lauritz Smith Nielsen
1881–1936
Esther Margaret Nielsen
1883–1969
Anna Magdaline Nielsen
1887–1956
Nielsen
1889–1889

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 July 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks
    Age 6
    The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.
    1859 · Copenhagen Zoo
    Age 6
    The Copenhagen Zoo was founded in 1859 and is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. It was founded by a ornithologist named Niels Kjaebolling and the first animals that were at the opening were eagles, chickens, ducks, owls, rabbits, a fox, a seal and a turtle. The oldest building still is in use as a stable for the yak exibit. It is open everyday from 9:00am to 8:00pm (20:00).
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 14
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Jorgen, Nils, Anders, Gudrun, Iver, Knud, Alf, Bjorn, Borge, Fredrik.Danish, Norwegian, North German, and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Jacob . Compare Jacobson and Jakobsen .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Jacob

    Story Highlight

    Dorthea's Love of Nature Brought Danger and Blessings

    Dorthea Jacobson (Nielsen) was born in 1853 in Denmark and emigrated to the United States. “Shortly after arriving in New York, the tedious journey across the plains commenced. It is easy to picture …

    Sources (22)

    • Dorthea Jensen in household of Jens Jacobsen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
    • Dorothea Jacobsen Nielsen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Dorthea Jacobsen in entry for Mary Christine Nielsen Christensen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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