Marcus Ericksen

19 September 1808–6 October 1895 (Age 87)
Mou, Ålborghus, Denmark

The Life Summary of Marcus

When Marcus Ericksen was born on 18 September 1808, in Mou, Ålborghus, Denmark, his father, Erick Pedersen, was 36 and his mother, Kirsten Marcusdatter, was 18. He married Kirsten Christensdatter on 14 January 1832, in Mou, Mou, Ålborghus, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1858 and lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 6 October 1895, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, 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


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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 6
    Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 24
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Alf, Eyvind, Astrid, Bent, Lars, Lief, Nels, Nils, Sig.Americanized form (and a very rare Norwegian and Danish variant) of Norwegian, Danish, and North German Eriksen or Erichsen . Compare Erickson .

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

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    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 (33)

    • Marques Ericson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Marcus Erickson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Marbus Erickson in entry for Annie Elizabeth Erickson Laub, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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