Christen Jensen Olsen

1 August 1803–27 October 1869 (Age 66)
Hasseris, Ålborg, Denmark

The Life Summary of Christen Jensen

When Christen Jensen Olsen was born on 1 August 1803, in Hasseris, Ålborg, Denmark, his father, Jens Olesen, was 47 and his mother, Ane Kirstine Christensdatter, was 26. He married Anne Nielsdatter on 27 September 1829, in Budolfi, Ålborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Budolfi, Fleskum, Ålborg, Denmark for about 16 years and Cache, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 27 October 1869, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Christen Jensen Olsen
Anne Nielsdatter
Marriage: 27 September 1829
Jens Christian Christensen
Else Marie Christensen
Niels Christian Christensen
Lars Christian Nielsen
Mette Kirstine Christensdatter Olsen
Karen Marie Christensdatter Olsen
Christine Christensdatter Olsen
Nicoline Christensdatter
James Olsen
Else Marie Christensdatter Olsen
Ane Margarethe Christensdatter Olsen
Christian Niels Christensen Olsen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 September 1829Budolfi, Ålborg, Denmark
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    World Events (8)

    Age 12
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1815 · Manchester Dock in Liverpool Built
    Age 12
    In 1815, the Manchester Dock in Liverpool was constructed by John Foster Sr. It was an important gateway for coal and manufactured goods mainly corn and cotton. It closed in 1929.
    Age 20
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    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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    Summary James Olsen Sr & Mette Marie Peterson

    JAMES “JENS” CHRISTENSEN OLSEN (1839-1924) & METTE MARIE (MARIA) PETERSEN (1846-1916) LIFE OF METTE MARIA PETERSEN Mette Marie Pedersen Olsen was the daughter of James O. Petersen and Annie Jens …

    Sources (68)

    • Christian Olson, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Nels C. Olsen in entry for Christian Olsen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Christen Jensen Olesen, "Denmark Census, 1850"

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