Kirsten Jensen

22 November 1841–13 August 1921 (Age 79)
Sengeløse, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Life Summary of Kirsten

When Kirsten Jensen was born on 22 November 1841, in Sengeløse, Copenhagen, Denmark, her father, Jens Andersen, was 26 and her mother, Ane Pedersdatter, was 26. She married Lars Larsen on 3 July 1861, in Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Sengeløse, Smørum, Copenhagen, Denmark for about 10 years and Rich, Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 13 August 1921, in St. Charles, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in St. Charles, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lars Larsen
Kirsten Jensen
Marriage: 3 July 1861
Alma Lorenzo Larsen
Nancy Christina Larsen
Sarah Sophia Larsen
Laura Ann Larsen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 July 1861Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 13
    Historical Boundaries: 1854: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1854: Nebraska Territory, United States 1854: Washington, Nebraska Territory, United States 1856: Douglas, Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Douglas, Nebraska, United States
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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

    A History of the Hansen Family

    (Mette Anderson Hansen is the mother in this story as told by her daughter Affaloney. Jorgen Christoffer Hansen is Affaloney's father. kb) When I was a girl, mother would sit by the fireside at night …

    Sources (28)

    • Christina Larsen in household of Lars Larsen, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Kristen Larsen, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Kirstan Larsen in household of Lars Larsen, "United States Census, 1880"

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