Mette Marie Mortensen

31 August 1838–4 February 1914 (Age 75)
Holme, Holme, Ning, Århus, Denmark

The Life Summary of Mette Marie

When Mette Marie Mortensen was born on 31 August 1838, in Holme, Holme, Ning, Århus, Denmark, her father, Rasmus Mortensen, was 39 and her mother, Maren Jacobsdatter, was 31. She married Christen Anton Christensen on 11 July 1861, in Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Linå, Linå, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark in 1860 and Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 4 February 1914, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Smithfield City Cemetery, Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christen Anton Christensen
Mette Marie Mortensen
Marriage: 11 July 1861
Anton Christensen
Anton Erastus Christensen
Mary S Christensen
Christian Christensen
Martha Marie Christensen
James Christensen
Mary Ann Christensen
Lewis Peter Christensen
Tena Katie Christensen
Laura Elvina Christensen

Spouse and Children

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


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    World Events (8)

    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
    Age 9
    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.
    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks
    Age 21
    The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Lars, Morten, Einer, Jorgen, Bent, Britt, Carsten, Egil, Gunner, Hartvig.Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Morten, a vernacular form of Martin 1.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Lewis Peter and Amanda Eliza Gutke Christensen

    Pioneers? Yes, indeed they were. After receiving the gospel of Jesus Christ in their homeland of Denmark Lewis's parents Christen Anthon Christensen and Mettemarie Mortensen left their homeland and …

    Sources (51)

    • Nettie M Christinsen, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Mette Maria Mortensen in entry for Laura Elvina Christensen Gyllenskog Maughan, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Mattemarie Rasmussen in household of Rasmus Mortensen, "Denmark Census, 1845"

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