Peter Mogensen

8 April 1830–9 February 1924 (Age 93)
Rudkøbing, Langelands Nørre, Svendborg, Denmark

The Life Summary of Peter

When Peter Mogensen was born on 8 April 1830, in Rudkøbing, Langelands Nørre, Svendborg, Denmark, his father, Lars Mogensen, was 24 and his mother, Ane Christine Jensdatter, was 30. He married Dorthe Marie Christensen Nielsen on 8 January 1854, in Tårnborg, Korsør, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1856 and lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1900. In 1850, at the age of 20, his occupation is listed as hired help in Vemmelev, Slagelse, Sorø, Denmark. He died on 9 February 1924, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Mount Pleasant City Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

Photos and Memories (60)

Do you know Peter? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Peter Mogensen
Anna Christina Christensen
Marriage: 10 January 1862
Catherine Amelia Monsen
Sophia Jensena Monsen
Peter Henry Monsen
Anne Christina Monsen
Josephine Christensia Monsen
John Frederick Monsen
Carrie Christiane Monsen
Marie Leanora Monsen
Peter Monsen Jr
Harriet Tina Monsen
Mary Monsen
Sarah Olevia Monsen
Esther Christine Monsen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 January 1862Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


    +8 More Children

    Parents and Siblings



    +3 More Children

    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.
    Age 20
    Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 27
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Palle.Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Mogens, Danish form of Magnus . This surname is rare in Norway. Compare Morgensen .

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

    Possible Related Names


    Story Highlight

    Peter Monsen

    Peter Monsen Written by Fern McIntosh Jacobs Copied by Karen Jacobs Shelley Hacking Peter Monsen was born 8 April 1830, in Svendstrup, Langeland, Denmark. It was a little village about two m …

    Sources (76)

    • Peder Magensen in household of Lars Magensen, "Denmark Census, 1840"
    • Peter Monsen in entry for Thomas Wilford West and Esther Monsen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Peter Mogensen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.