Andrew Rasmus Andersen

Brief Life History of Andrew Rasmus

When Andrew Rasmus Andersen was born on 9 March 1844, in Veddum, Skelund, Ålborg, Denmark, his father, Jens Andersen, was 31 and his mother, Anne Cathrine Rasmusdatter, was 29. He married Mary Ane Pedersen on 1 January 1863, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Skelund, Hindsted, Ålborg, Denmark for about 15 years. He registered for military service in 1865. He died on 10 July 1919, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Lehi City Cemetery, Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Andrew Rasmus Andersen
Nelsina Maria Andersen
Marriage: 10 April 1871
James Peter Anderson
Israel Anderson
Mary Ann Anderson
Joseph A Anderson
Hyrum Albert Anderson
Abraham Anderson
Dorthea Katrina Anderson
Lavern Anderson

Sources (80)

  • Anders Jensen in household of Jens Andersen, "Denmark Census, 1845"
  • Andrew R Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Andrew Rasmus Anderson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries: 1849: Mexican Cession, Utah Territory, United States 1851: Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Sanpete, Utah, United States


Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Lars, Nels, Per, Anders, Holger, Jorgen, Thor, Bjorn, Helmer, Alf.

Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas . Compare Anderson 1.

Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, and very rare Danish patronymic Anderssen, a cognate of 1 above. Compare Andersson 2.

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

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From Veddum to Castle Garden

The official state religion in Denmark was Lutheran. The LDS missionaries were not welcomed into many communities and some were beaten or imprisoned. There was a lot of speculation of the beliefs an …

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