Mette Marie Christensdatter

22 August 1811–8 October 1884
Åsted, Sejlstrup, Denmark

The Life Summary of Mette Marie

When Mette Marie Christensdatter was christened on 22 August 1811, in Åsted, Sejlstrup, Denmark, her father, Christen Pedersen, was 46 and her mother, Johanne Marie Christensdatter, was 35. She married Søren Christian Thomsen on 29 December 1839, in Åsted, Sejlstrup, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Børglum, Børglum, Denmark in 1860 and Åsted, Horns, Hjørring, Denmark in 1860. She died on 8 October 1884, in Levan, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Levan, Juab, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Søren Christian Thomsen
Mette Marie Christensdatter
Marriage: 29 December 1839
Ellen Marie Sørensdatter
Thomine Christine Sørensdatter
Johanna Marie Thompson
Thomas Christian Thompson
Christiane Thompson
Christian Peter Thompson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 December 1839Åsted, Sejlstrup, Denmark
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    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

    An extremely common given name from the Middle Ages onwards, derived via Old French Marguerite and Latin Margarita from Greek Margarītēs, from margaron ‘pearl’, a word ultimately of Hebrew origin. The name was always understood to mean ‘pearl’ throughout the Middle Ages. The first St Margaret was martyred at Antioch in Pisidia during the persecution instigated by the Emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century. However, there is some doubt about her name, as the same saint is venerated in the Orthodox Church as Marina . There were several other saintly bearers of the name, including St Margaret of Scotland ( d. 1093 ), wife of King Malcolm Canmore and daughter of Edmund Ironside of England. It was also the name of the wife of Henry VI of England, Margaret of Anjou ( 1430–82 ), and of Margaret Tudor ( 1489–1541 ), sister of Henry VIII , who married James IV of Scotland and ruled as regent there after his death. See also Margery , Marjorie .

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (32)

    • Methe Marie Christensdatter in household of Thomas Sørensen, "Denmark Census, 1840"
    • Metta Marie in entry for Christina Christensen, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Mette Marie Christensdatter in household of Christen Christensen, "Denmark Census, 1834"

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