Karen Pederson Nielsen Rau

1 February 1826–6 October 1904 (Age 78)
Fejø, Ålholm, Denmark

The Life Summary of Karen Pederson Nielsen

When Karen Pederson Nielsen Rau was born on 1 February 1826, in Fejø, Ålholm, Denmark, her father, Niels Pedersen Raug, was 28 and her mother, Karen Marie Pedersen Madsen, was 22. She married Karl Johan Beckstrand on 28 February 1862, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Oak Creek, Millard, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 6 October 1904, in Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Ririe Shelton Cemetery, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Karl Johan Beckstrand
Karen Pederson Nielsen Rau
Marriage: 28 February 1862
Charles John Beckstrand
Nels Peter Conrad Beckstrand

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 February 1862Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark
    Age 3
    Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.
    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.
    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
    Age 21
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Otto, Erwin, Ottmar, Bodo, Frieda, Hans, Reinold, Benno, Bernd, Bernhard, Berthel, Eberhard.German: nickname for a ruffian, earlier for a hairy person, from Middle High German rūch, rūhe, rouch ‘hairy, shaggy, rough’. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).English: from a medieval personal name, a variant of Ralph .

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

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    Karen Pedersen Nielsen Rau

    Carl (Charles) Johan Beckstrand was born 26 June 1829 in Grandstrope, Vellstad, Jonkoping, Sweden. He was the son of Knut Johan Beckstrand, a soldier of the ocean, (sailor) and Ingerid Jacobson, who …

    Sources (30)

    • Karen Nielsen in household of Niels Pedersen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
    • Carrie Roe in entry for Conrad Beckstrand, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Karen Nielsen in household of Niels Pedersen Rose, "Denmark Census, 1840"

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