Mette Knudsdatter

14 January 1796–17 September 1863 (Age 67)
Lille Rørbæk, Snostrup, Frederiksborg, Denmark

The Life Summary of Mette

When Mette Knudsdatter was born on 14 January 1796, in Lille Rørbæk, Snostrup, Frederiksborg, Denmark, her father, Knud Pedersen, was 42 and her mother, Maren Andersdatter, was 40. She married Morten Christensen on 30 April 1818, in Snostrup, Frederiksborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Snostrup, Ølstykke, Frederiksborg, Denmark for about 6 years. She died on 17 September 1863, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Morten Christensen
Mette Knudsdatter
Marriage: 30 April 1818
Knud Mortensen
Christian Mortensen
Maren Mortensen
Ole Mortensen
Christina Mortensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 April 1818Snostrup, Frederiksborg, Denmark
  • Children


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    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 4
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    Age 7
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    Age 18
    Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.

    Name Meaning

    An extremely common given name from the Middle Ages onwards, derived via Old French Marguerite and Latin Margarita from Greek Margarītēs, from margaron ‘pearl’, a word ultimately of Hebrew origin. The name was always understood to mean ‘pearl’ throughout the Middle Ages. The first St Margaret was martyred at Antioch in Pisidia during the persecution instigated by the Emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century. However, there is some doubt about her name, as the same saint is venerated in the Orthodox Church as Marina . There were several other saintly bearers of the name, including St Margaret of Scotland ( d. 1093 ), wife of King Malcolm Canmore and daughter of Edmund Ironside of England. It was also the name of the wife of Henry VI of England, Margaret of Anjou ( 1430–82 ), and of Margaret Tudor ( 1489–1541 ), sister of Henry VIII , who married James IV of Scotland and ruled as regent there after his death. See also Margery , Marjorie .

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (33)

    • Mette Kaudsdatter, "Denmark Census, 1845"
    • Melta Knuds Datter in entry for Ole Mortensen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Mette Knudsdatter in household of Morten Christensen, "Denmark Census, 1834"

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