Maren Christine Ovesen

26 May 1847–6 June 1928 (Age 81)
Ravnholt, Herrested, Vindinge, Svendborg, Denmark

The Life Summary of Maren Christine

When Maren Christine Ovesen was born on 26 May 1847, in Ravnholt, Herrested, Vindinge, Svendborg, Denmark, her father, Ove Christian Andersen, was 43 and her mother, Maren Mogensdatter, was 27. She married Christian Peter Rønnow on 22 October 1864, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in Judicial Township 7, Shasta, California, United States in 1880 and Igo, Shasta, California, United States for about 20 years. She died on 6 June 1928, in Ono, Shasta, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Ono Cemetery, Ono, Shasta, California, United States.

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George Washington Forrester
Maren Christine Ovesen
Marriage: after 1864
Ira L. Forrester
Frederic Warren Forrester
Dane R. Forrester

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    after 1864Montana, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 1
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    Age 2
    Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy. A two-chamber parliament is established.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 23
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Ove, a Danish form of the older Aghi, derived from a word meaning ‘edge, spear’ or ‘respect, fear’. Compare Oveson and Overson .

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

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    Sources (23)

    • Maren Chrestine Ovesen in household of Lars Petersen, "Denmark Census, 1855"
    • Maren C Forrester, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"
    • Maren Christine Ovesen in household of Lars Petersen, "Denmark Census, 1860"

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