Kiersten Andersen

7 July 1821–16 December 1917 (Age 96)
Skæve, Børglum, Denmark

The Life Summary of Kiersten

When Kiersten Andersen was born on 7 July 1821, in Skæve, Børglum, Denmark, her father, Anders Christensen, was 25 and her mother, Inger Marie Pedersen, was 24. She married Christian Jensen Jacobsen on 28 December 1848, in Torslev, Ålborghus, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1866 and lived in Torslev, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark for about 26 years. She died on 16 December 1917, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Pleasant Grove City Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christian Jensen Jacobsen
Kiersten Andersen
Marriage: 28 December 1848
Jens Christian Jensen
Andrew Jenson
Severine Petrine Christensen
Joseph Julius Jensen
Jens Christian Christiansen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 December 1848Torslev, Ålborghus, Denmark
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 4
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark
    Age 8
    Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.
    Age 25
    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, Niels, Lars, Nels, Per, Anders, Holger, Jorgen, Thor, Bjorn, Helmer, Alf.Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas . Compare Anderson 1.Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, and very rare Danish patronymic Anderssen, a cognate of 1 above. Compare Andersson 2.

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

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    Annotated Bibliography of Christian Jensen Jacobsen family sources

    Here is a list of family sources compiled in one location. I hope it aids in your research and understanding of our family history! All the best, Theresia Link to Google Doc: …

    Sources (44)

    • Kiresten Andersen in household of Christen Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
    • Kirsten Andersdr, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"
    • Kirsten Andersen in entry for Andrew Jenson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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