Sophia Nielsen Jeppesen

2 May 1857–7 September 1921 (Age 64)
Lerbjerg, Kirke Hvalsø, Roskilde, Denmark

The Life Summary of Sophia Nielsen

When Sophia Nielsen Jeppesen was born on 2 May 1857, in Lerbjerg, Kirke Hvalsø, Roskilde, Denmark, her father, Peder Nielsen Jeppesen, was 40 and her mother, Caroline Sophia Sørensen, was 34. She married Joseph Hendricks Ricks on 1 November 1883, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Rexburg, Fremont, Idaho, United States for about 10 years. She died on 7 September 1921, in Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Rexburg Cemetery, Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Hendricks Ricks
Sophia Nielsen Jeppesen
Marriage: 1 November 1883
Parley Nelsen Ricks
Thomas E Ricks
Peter Jeppesen Ricks
Absalom Wilford Ricks
Espen Franklin Ricks
Sophy Ricks
Rual Seward Ricks

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 November 1883Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Earliest Known Grave Sarah Ann Plant Ward BIRTH 23 Sep 1824 Wakerley, East Northamptonshire Borough, Northamptonshire, England DEATH 14 Jan 1858 (aged 33) Liverpool, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England BURIAL Rexburg Cemetery Rexburg, Madison County, Idaho, USA MEMORIAL ID 26330953
    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks
    Age 2
    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.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 18
    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Ejner, Jeppe, Jorgen, Karsten.Danish: patronymic from Jeppe, a pet form of the personal name Jakob (see Jacob ).

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

    Possible Related Names


    Story Highlight

    Peder Nielsen Family Journey from Denmark to Utah

    Liverpool to New York on the Emerald Isle (20 Jun 1868 - 14 Aug 1868) Ship Name: Emerald Isle (1,736 tons; 215' x 42' x 21') Departure: 20 Jun 1868 from Liverpool Arrival: 14 Aug 1868 at New Y …

    Sources (29)

    • Sophia A Ricks, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Dophia Nelson in entry for Espen Franklin Ricks and Grace Elizabeth Salmon, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Sophia Jeppeson in entry for Rual S Ricks, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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