Johan Frederik Ferdinand Dorius

15 June 1832–18 July 1901 (Age 69)
Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Life Summary of Johan Frederik Ferdinand

When Johan Frederik Ferdinand Dorius was born on 15 June 1832, in Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, his father, Nicolai Dorius, was 27 and his mother, Ane Sophie Christoffersen, was 21. He married Karen Kaia 'Caroline' Frantzen on 24 April 1857, in Westmorland, England. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Copenhagen, Denmark for about 5 years and Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 18 July 1901, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Ephraim Pioneer Cemetery, Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Johan Frederik Ferdinand Dorius
Anna Maria Staalesen
Marriage: 11 May 1874
Oliver Franklin Dorius
Dorinda Serena Dorius
David Dorius
Charles Soren Dorius
Alma Marion Dorius
Lewis Staalesen Dorius
Ida Emelia Dorius
Rellis Q Dorius
John Henry Dorius

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 May 1874Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1833 · The Town of Chicago is Founded
    Age 1
    Chicago became an incorporated town after the Potawatomi Native Americans and the United States Government signed the Treaty of Chicago. The name comes from the indigenous word shikaakwa meaning onion, or something similar, because of the wild garlic that grew abundantly in the area.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 4
    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.
    Age 20
    Historical Boundaries: 1852: Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Sanpete, Utah, United States

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: French Gratien, Philomene, Solange.German, Romanian, French, and West Indian (mainly Haiti): from the Late Latin personal name Darius, Greek Dareios, which was borne by various kings of ancient Persia, including Darius I (522–486 BC ). The ancient Persian form of the name was Darayavahush, meaning ‘possessor’, from daraya(miy) ‘possess, maintain’ + vahu ‘good, well’. This became accepted as a Christian name in medieval Europe in honor of a saint martyred at Nicaea at an uncertain date.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Dorius History translated by John Dorius and rewritten by L.S.Dorius

    Nicoli Dorius My Grandfather Nicoli Dorius was born September 21, 1804, at Caphag, a small village some distance from Copenhagen, Denmark. Father describes Denmark as being a beautiful country with …

    Sources (96)

    • Joseph Ferdinand Dorius in entry for Joseph Ferdinand Dorius, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • John F Dereas, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John F F Dorius in entry for Rellis Q Dorius and Vera Estella Edwards, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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