Magdalene Christensen

26 April 1828–29 May 1906 (Age 78)
Gesten, Vejen, Ribe, Denmark

The Life Summary of Magdalene

When Magdalene Christensen was born on 26 April 1828, in Gesten, Koldinghus, Denmark, her father, Christen Nielsen, was 50 and her mother, Sara Anthoniusdatter, was 30. She married Hans Christensen in 1857, in Missouri River Township, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 29 May 1906, in Kanosh, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Kanosh, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hans Christensen
Magdalene Christensen
Marriage: 1857
Joseph Hans Christensen
Sarah Sophia Christensen
Christian Franklin Christensen
Antone Christensen
Andrew Christensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1857Missouri River Township, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark
    Age 1
    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.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    Age 21
    Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy. A two-chamber parliament is established.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Bent, Anders, Thor, Jorgen, Nils, Einer, Viggo, Folmer.Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen . In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the especially Danish and Norwegian variant Kristensen . Compare Christenson and Christianson .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Hans and Magdalene Christensen

    HANS AND MAGDALENE CHRISTENSEN (Author unknown) This is an account of the immigration and pioneer activities of Hans and Magdalene Christensen, who are my husband's great grandparents. Hans was a y …

    Sources (32)

    • Magdalene Christensen im Haushalt von Christen Nielsen, „Denmark Census, 1845“
    • Magdelina Nielson in entry for Andrew Christensen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Magdalena Christensdatter in household of Christen Nielsen Smidt, "Denmark Census, 1840"

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