Helena Pedersdatter Sandersen

28 March 1808–24 August 1890 (Age 82)
Fanefjord, Mønbo, Præstø, Denmark

The Life Summary of Helena

When Helena Pedersdatter Sandersen was born on 28 March 1808, in Fanefjord, Mønbo, Præstø, Denmark, her father, Peder Sandersen, was 31 and her mother, Ane Kirstine Jørgensdatter, was 30. She married Peder Mortensen on 9 November 1827, in Fanefjord, Møn, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 24 August 1890, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Parowan City Cemetery, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peder Mortensen
Helena Pedersdatter Sandersen
Marriage: 9 November 1827
Morten Peder Mortensen
Anna Kirstena Mortensen
Anders Jorgen Pedersen Mortensen
Hans Jorgen Pedersen Mortensen
Peder Pedersen Mortensen
Lars Pedersen Mortensen
Mette Kirstine Pedersen Mortensen
Mary Pedersdatter Mortensen
Caroline Pedersen Mortensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 November 1827Fanefjord, Møn, Denmark
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    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
    Age 19
    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.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 22
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Sander (a short form of Alexander ) + -son. Compare Sandison .

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

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    Sources (131)

    • Sena Mortensen in household of Peter Yensen, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Lena Sanders in entry for Caroline Mortensen Durham, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Lene Pedersdatter in household of Peder Mortensen, "Denmark Census, 1834"

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