Peter Cornelius Carstensen

17 December 1833–31 March 1887 (Age 53)
Holbøl, Slesvig, Denmark

The Life Summary of Peter Cornelius

When Peter Cornelius Carstensen was born on 17 December 1833, in Holbøl, Slesvig, Denmark, his father, Iver Carstensen, was 48 and his mother, Ana Cathrina Diderichsen, was 46. He married Karen Petersen on 27 April 1864, in At Sea. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Denmark in 1845. He died on 31 March 1887, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Peter Cornelius Carstensen
Karen Petersen
Marriage: 27 April 1864
Martha Albertine Carstensen
Peter Cornelius Carstensen
Joseph Carstensen
Agnes Victoria Carstensen
Charles M Carstensen
Clara Rosana Carstensen
Louise Armeada Carstensen
Flora Matilda Carstensen
Florence Mahalia Carstensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 April 1864At Sea
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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.
    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
    Age 14
    The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.
    Age 16
    Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy. A two-chamber parliament is established.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Carsten, Ove, Sven, Viggo. German Hans, Kurt, Otto, Egon, Ingeborg, Lorenz, Siegfried.North German, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Carsten . In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the especially Danish and Norwegian variant Karstensen.

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

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    Sources (31)

    • Peter Carstensen in entry for Alma B Carstensen, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Peter Carstensen in household of Ivar Christensen, "Denmark Census, 1840"
    • Peter C Carstensen in entry for Robert A Walker and Florence Peery, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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