Karen Sophie Jorgensdatter

25 July 1852–6 May 1935 (Age 82)
Særslev, Holbæk, Denmark

The Life Summary of Karen Sophie

When Karen Sophie Jorgensdatter was born on 25 July 1852, in Særslev, Holbæk, Denmark, her father, Jørgen Nielsen, was 48 and her mother, Dorthe Jørgensdatter, was 40. She married Jens Andreas Nielsen on 8 November 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Spanish Fork Ward 4, Utah, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 6 May 1935, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jens Andreas Nielsen
Karen Sophie Jorgensdatter
Marriage: 8 November 1869
Maggie Sophia Nelson
George Andrew Nielsen
Alsina Diantha Nielsen
Joseph Christian Nielsen
Clara Sophrona Nielsen
Mae Elizabeth Nielsen
Eric Arthur Nielsen
Cornelia Rebecca Nielsen
Florence Victoria Nielsen
Hugh Leroy Nelson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 November 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks
    Age 7
    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.
    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 23
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    equivalent of Katherine . It was first introduced to the English-speaking world by Scandinavian settlers in America; it has been used in Britain only since the 1940s, but had become very popular by the 1960s.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

    Sources (49)

    • Karen S Nelson in household of James A Nelson, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Karen Sophie Nielsen in entry for Arthur Nelson and Blanche Haynes Matley, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Karen S. Nelson in entry for Sina Diantha Swenson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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