Petra Kirstine Sorensen

10 October 1824–March 1861 (Age 36)
Vester Marie, Bornholm, Denmark

The Life Summary of Petra Kirstine

When Petra Kirstine Sorensen was born on 10 October 1824, in Vester Marie, Bornholm, Denmark, her father, Soren Pedersen Raes, was 39 and her mother, Gertrud Kirstine Abrahamsen, was 39. She married James Polly Brown on 6 May 1855, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Åker, Bornholm, Denmark in 1845 and Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860. She died in March 1861, in Rockville, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Rockville, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Polly Brown
Petra Kirstine Sorensen
Marriage: 6 May 1855
Catherine Ann Brown
Jathrie Brown
Petrea Brown
Jemima Brown
Emma Jane Brown

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 May 1855Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    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 5
    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.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 12
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Per, Viggo, Einer, Lars, Morten, Bent, Holger, Jorgen, Knud.Danish and Norwegian (Sørensen): patronymic from the personal name Søren, Danish form of Latin Severinus (see Severin ).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Patrea Sorenson's arrival

    "Late in 1853 or 1854, the Browns invited a then recent Danish immigrant, Patrea Sorenson, about 30 years of age, to share their home. In Bornholm, Denmark, Patrea had been trained and employed as a t …

    Sources (13)

    • Petrea Christine Sorensd in household of Soren Pedersen, "Denmark Census, 1845"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Petra Kirstine SORENSEN - birth-name: Petrea Christine Hansen Peterson
    • DUP History of James (Polly) Brown

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