Mary Jensen

29 June 1826–15 August 1899 (Age 73)
Tolne, Tolne, Horns, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Jensen was born on 29 June 1826, in Tolne, Tolne, Horns, Hjørring, Denmark, her father, Morten Jensen, was 36 and her mother, Anne Andersdatter, was 33. She married Peter Lendum Thompson I on 21 September 1849, in Lendum, Sejlstrup, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Lendum, Horns, Hjørring, Denmark in 1855 and Bloomington, Washington, Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 15 August 1899, in Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Bloomington Cemetery, Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Lendum Thompson I
Mary Jensen
Marriage: 21 September 1849
Niels Andrew Thompson
Mary Thompson
Cecilia Marie Thompson
Mouritz Christian Joseph Thompson
Josephine Thompson
Peter Lendum Thompson II
Sarah Thompson
Inger Anna Thompson
Ephraim Jacob Thompson

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  • Marriage
    21 September 1849Lendum, Sejlstrup, Denmark
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    World Events (8)

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 1
    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 4
    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.
    Age 20
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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

    Life sketch of Peter Thompson

    Life sketch of Peter Thompson (author unknown - story obtained from Cerissa Sessions Thompson, my grandmother) Peter Thompson was born August 6th, 1825, in Lendum, Denmark to Neils Christian and Mar …

    Sources (37)

    • Maren (Mortensdatter), Denmark Birth & Baptism Records at Arkivalieronline (1826)
    • Maren Mortensd in household of Peder Chr Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1855"
    • Peder Nielsen & Maren Mortensdr, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916" (1849)

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