Kirsten Christensdatter

12 December 1806–13 October 1893 (Age 86)
Dokkedal, Mou, Ålborghus, Denmark

The Life Summary of Kirsten

When Kirsten Christensdatter was born on 12 December 1806, in Dokkedal, Mou, Ålborghus, Denmark, her father, Christen Andersen, was 34 and her mother, Mette Nielsdatter, was 22. She married Marcus Ericksen on 14 January 1832, in Mou, Mou, Ålborghus, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 13 October 1893, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Marcus Ericksen
Kirsten Christensdatter
Marriage: 14 January 1832
Miss Ericksen
Mette Christine Ericksen
Kirsten Martena Ericksen
Anna Elizabeth Ericksen
Elsa Maria Eriksen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 January 1832Mou, Mou, Ålborghus, Denmark
  • Children


    Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn
    Age 2
    Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn, The Cross of Honour of the Order of the Dannebrog, is an award connected to the Danish Order of the Dannebrog. The cross was instituted by King Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway on June 28, 1808 and was named Dannebrogsmendenes Haederstegn until 1952. The award is given to any Dane who has provided a service to Denmark through a noble deed. The cross is considered an additional recognition if awarded to someone who is already a holder of the Order.
    1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark
    Age 23
    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.

    Name Meaning

    form of Christine , now also well established in the English-speaking world. A well-known bearer of the name was the Norwegian opera singer Kirsten Flagstad ( 1895–1962 ).

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

    Story Highlight

    Marcus and Kersten Nielsen Ericksen

    Marcus and Kersten Ericksen lived in the little country village of Dokedal, Denmark. It is on the sea coast south and east of Aalborg. The sea between there and Sweden is known as the Kattegat and o …

    Sources (19)

    • Kerston Ericson in household of Marques Ericson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Christina Erickson in household of Marcus Erickson, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Kjersten Christensdr, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"

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