Jens Peter Andersen

19 December 1833–19 November 1919 (Age 85)
Ålborg, Denmark

The Life Summary of Jens Peter

When Jens Peter Andersen was born on 19 December 1833, in Ålborg, Denmark, his father, Anders Petersen, was 23 and his mother, Maria Cathrine Jensen, was 19. He married Grethe Marie Boiesen on 31 July 1857, in Bjørnsholm, Slet, Ålborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1866 and lived in Slet, Ålborg, Denmark for about 5 years and Oneida, Idaho, United States for about 30 years. He died on 19 November 1919, at the age of 85, and was buried in Weston, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jens Peter Andersen
Grethe Marie Boiesen
Marriage: 31 July 1857
Ane Marie Andersen
Karl Andersen
Hans Marius Boie (Jensen) Anderson
Maren Kathrine Andersen
Maren Katherine Andersen
Petrine Christine Bojsen Andersen
Chris Andersen
Peter Anders Andersen
Margaret Andersen

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  • Marriage
    31 July 1857Bjørnsholm, Slet, Ålborg, Denmark
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    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 13
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks
    Age 26
    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.

    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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    Story Highlight


    James Peter Anderson was born in Allborg, Denmark. He married Greta Boyson in 1852 and to this couple were born eleven children: Mary, Hans, Katherine and Petrine were born in Denmark; a pair …

    Sources (34)

    • Jens P Anderson, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Jens Peter Andersen in entry for Peter Anderson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Jens Peter Andersen in household of Anders Pedersen, "Denmark Census, 1850"

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