Karen C. Olsen

Female2 January 1821–3 August 1891

Brief Life History of Karen C.

When Karen C. Olsen was born on 2 January 1821, in Store Magleby, København, Denmark, her father, Hans Olsen, was 36 and her mother, Johanna Margrete Olsdatter, was 34. She married Christian Daniel Fjeldsted on 12 April 1849, in Tårnby, København, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Tårnby, Sokkelund, København, Denmark in 1834. She died on 3 August 1891, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christian Daniel Fjeldsted
Karen C. Olsen
Marriage: 12 April 1849
Johanna Wilhelmine Fjeldsted
Peter John Fjeldsted
Willard Samuel Fjeldsted
Veta Josephine Fjeldsted
Sarah Fjeldsted

Sources (30)

  • Karen Olsen in household of Christian Daniel Sjuldsted, "Denmark Census, 1850"
  • don't know don't know in entry for Veta Josephine Farnes, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • Karen Olsen in household of Hans Olsen, "Denmark Census, 1834"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 April 1849Tårnby, København, Denmark
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 4

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

    Age 8

    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.


    Age 25

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Nils, Lars, Alf, Thor, Niels, Sven, Jorgen, Helmer, Iver, Arnfinn.

    Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Ole, a short form of Olaf, Olav (see Olafsen ). This surname is the third most common in Norway. It is also established in northeastern England and in northern Germany. Compare Ohlsen , Olesen , Oleson , and Olson .

    German (Ölsen): habitational name from any of several places so named, in Saxony, Brandenburg, and the Rhineland.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Peter John Fjeldsted and The Grizzly Bear

    When Peter John Fjeldsted was a young boy, about 1865 around the age of 13, 14 or 15, his father Christian Daniel Fjeldsted had broken his leg. Winter was approaching and the family did not have suff …

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