Karen Petra Larsen

20 December 1830–2 October 1917 (Age 86)
Lier Hospital, Lier, Buskerud, Norway

The Life Summary of Karen Petra

When Karen Petra Larsen was born on 20 December 1830, in Lier Hospital, Lier, Buskerud, Norway, her father, Lars Nilsen, was 38 and her mother, Anne Maria Pedersdatter, was 35. She married Christian Hogensen on 6 May 1859, in Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 2 October 1917, in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Christian Hogensen
Karen Petra Larsen
Marriage: 6 May 1859
Caroline Hogensen
Agnes Hogensen
Mary Jane Hogensen
Charles Henry Hogensen
Lorenzo Hogensen
Alfred Julius Hogensen

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  • Marriage
    6 May 1859Ontario, Canada
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1832 · Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
    Age 2
    "Birth year of Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson. Norwegian writer who received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature. He wrote the lyrics to the Norwegian national anthem ""Ja, vi elsker."""
    1855 · Erik Werenskiold
    Age 25
    Birth year of Erik Werenskiold Norwegian painter and illustrator. He was especially known for his drawings of the Asbjørnsen and Moe fairytale collection.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Nels, Niels, Sven, Thor, Knud, Nils, Per, Jorgen, Alf, Bjorn.Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Lars, an equivalent of Lawrence . This is also an Americanized form of the cognate Larssen. Compare Larson 1, Larrison , and Lawson 2.

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

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    Biography of Karen Petra Larsen Hogensen

    Karen Petra Larsen Hogensen Written by Richard and Wilma Farnsworth, based on memories of Mabel Pearce Farnsworth, granddaughter of Karen Petra Larsen. Karen Petra (sometimes written Petria) Larse …

    Sources (39)

    • Hogensen, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Petria Hogensen, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Petrie L Oageson in household of Christian Oageson, "United States Census, 1870"

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