Johannes Larsen

Male18 December 1823–13 May 1895

Brief Life History of Johannes

When Johannes Larsen was born on 18 December 1823, in Grejs, Tørring-Uldum, Vejle, Denmark, his father, Lauritz Johansen, was 29 and his mother, Ane Margrethe Sørensdatter, was 26. He married Ane Jorgensdatter on 10 November 1850, in Copenhagen, København, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1856 and lived in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. In 1848, at the age of 25, his occupation is listed as tailor by trade in Denmark. He died on 13 May 1895, in Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Johannes Larsen
Ane Jorgensdatter
Marriage: 10 November 1850
Christiana Margrete Larsen
Sarah Larsen
Laurits Larsen
Joseph Larsen
John Larsen Jr
Ephraim Larsen
Mary Larsen
Anna Louisa Larsen
Josephine Larsen
Christian Albert Larsen
Daniel Wells Larsen

Sources (42)

  • Jno Larson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Larsen in entry for Daniel Welk Larsen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • John Larsen, "United States Census, 1870"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 November 1850Copenhagen, København, Denmark
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 2

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

    Age 6

    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.


    Age 23

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

    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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    Story Highlight

    Johannes (John) Larsen

    John Larsen was born December 18, 1823 in Gries, Viele, Denmark, son of Lars Johansen and Margrethe Sorenson. His father was a tailor who trained John and his brother, Lauritz, in the same trade. Th …

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