Mette Kirstine Edlefsen

25 April 1858–15 February 1928 (Age 69)
Egense, Norup, Odense, Denmark

The Life Summary of Mette Kirstine

When Mette Kirstine Edlefsen was born on 25 April 1858, in Egense, Norup, Odense, Denmark, her father, Niels Christian Edlefsen, was 31 and her mother, Maren Ann Madsen, was 28. She married William Barr Bunce on 29 December 1881, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Hjadstrup, Lunde, Odense, Denmark in 1860. She died on 15 February 1928, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Barr Bunce
Mette Kirstine Edlefsen
Marriage: 29 December 1881
Mary Elizabeth Bunce
Myrtle Bunce
William K Bunce
Noah Edlefsen Bunce
Henry Stanley Bunce
Leonidas Edlefsen Bunce

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 December 1881Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks
    Age 1
    The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.
    1859 · Copenhagen Zoo
    Age 1
    The Copenhagen Zoo was founded in 1859 and is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. It was founded by a ornithologist named Niels Kjaebolling and the first animals that were at the opening were eagles, chickens, ducks, owls, rabbits, a fox, a seal and a turtle. The oldest building still is in use as a stable for the yak exibit. It is open everyday from 9:00am to 8:00pm (20:00).
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 23
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Astrid.Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Ellef, from Old Norse Eilífr, a compound of ei ‘alone’, ‘sole’ or ‘always’ + lífr ‘living, alive’.

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

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    Sources (25)

    • Metthe Kirstine Edlessen in household of Niels Christian Edlessen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
    • Christina Edlesson in entry for Mary Bunce Haskell, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Christine Bunce in household of William Bunce, "United States Census, 1900"

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