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
Karen Catherine Jensen
Marriage: 11 November 1854
Christine Marie Nelson
Charlotte Serena Nelson
Nels Christian Nelson Jr.
James Anthon Nelson
Mary Martina Nelson
Jane Catherine Nelson
Anna Christanna Nelson
Sarah Miranda Nelson
Martin Louis Nelson
Warren Thomas Nelson
Joseph Nelson

Spouse and Children

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


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    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.
    Age 23
    Historical Boundaries: 1856: Cache, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Cache, Utah, United States

    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.

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    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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