Simon Christensen

13 August 1846–30 June 1935 (Age 88)
Bindslev, Åstrup, Denmark

The Life Summary of Simon

When Simon Christensen was born on 13 August 1846, in Bindslev, Åstrup, Denmark, his father, Christen Simonsen, was 29 and his mother, Ane Jensdatter, was 28. He married Berthe Marie Jensen on 22 July 1872, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Richfield Election Precinct, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1900 and Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 30 June 1935, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Simon Christensen
Berthe Marie Jensen
Marriage: 22 July 1872
Antonette Matilda Christensen
Marie Magdaline Christensen
Dagmar Andrea Christensen
Clara Christensen
Simon Christensen
Nephi Erastus Christensen
Taylor Teasdale Christensen
LeRoy Christensen
Joseph Lester Christensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 July 1872Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
    Age 1
    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.
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 24
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Bent, Anders, Thor, Jorgen, Nils, Einer, Viggo, Folmer.Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen . In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the especially Danish and Norwegian variant Kristensen . Compare Christenson and Christianson .

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

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    History of Simon Christensen

    SIMON CHRISTENSEN It was the custom in this country to let children at an early age work as apprentice on farms or at trades. Simon had only six weeks of formal schooling, but while he herded …

    Sources (38)

    • Simmon Christensen in household of Christen Simmonsen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
    • Simon Christensen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Simon Christensen in entry for Joseph Lester Christensen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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