Karen Catherine Jensen

5 December 1833–11 September 1918 (Age 84)
Bratten, Elling, Horns, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life Summary of Karen Catherine

When Karen Catherine Jensen was born on 5 December 1833, in Bratten, Elling, Horns, Hjørring, Denmark, her father, Jens Christian Nielsen, was 32 and her mother, Maren Thomasdatter, was 23. She married Niels Christian Nelson on 11 November 1854, in Hjørring, Nordjylland, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1860 and Burley, Cassia, Idaho, United States in 1930. She died on 11 September 1918, in Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Bloomington Cemetery, Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Niels Christian Nelson
1828–1921
Karen Catherine Jensen
1833–1918
Marriage: 11 November 1854
Christine Marie Nelson
1855–1856
Charlotte Serena Nelson
1857–1935
Nels Christian Nelson Jr.
1860–1936
James Anthon Nelson
1862–1942
Mary Martina Nelson
1864–1941
Jane Catherine Nelson
1867–1957
Anna Christanna Nelson
1869–1881
Sarah Miranda Nelson
1872–1942
Martin Louis Nelson
1873–1873
Warren Thomas Nelson
1875–1943
Joseph Nelson
1878–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 November 1854Hjørring, Nordjylland, Denmark
  • Children

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
    Age 14
    The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.
    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks
    Age 26
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Holger, Einer, Jorgen, Bent, Knud, Per, Ove, Morten.Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a shortened form of Johannes (see John ). This is the most frequent surname in Denmark. In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variant Jenssen . Compare Jenson 2 and Johnson .English: variant of Jennison .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Jenssen
    John

    Story Highlight

    Catherine Jensen

    Catherine Jensen daughter of James Jensen & Mary Catherine was born December 5, 1832 at Braten, Denmark. She married Nels Christian Sorensen at Alstrup, Denmark. She was the mother of ten ch …

    Sources (51)

    • Karen Pedersd in household of Jens Christian Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1845"
    • Catherine Jensen in entry for William C Bell and Marian Nelson, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Catherine Jensen in entry for Janie Laker, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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