Peter Christian Geertsen

26 July 1837–22 August 1894 (Age 57)
Gøttrup, Ålborghus, Denmark

The Life Summary of Peter Christian

When Peter Christian Geertsen was born on 26 July 1837, in Gøttrup, Ålborghus, Denmark, his father, Geert Larsen, was 36 and his mother, Ane Marie Knudsdatter, was 46. He married Mariane Pedersen Gjoderum on 15 May 1862, in Hjorring Sankt Catherainæ, Sankt Catharinæ, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Gøttrup, Vester Han, Thisted, Denmark in 1845 and Gøttrup, Gøttrup, Ålborghus, Denmark in 1845. He died on 22 August 1894, in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Peter Christian Geertsen
Mary Ann Bingham
Marriage: 21 August 1871
Erastus Peter Geertsen
Mary Ann Geertsen
Oscar Geertsen
David James Geertsen
Jesse Geertsen
Carl Francis Geertsen
Issac Geertsen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 August 1871Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
    Age 10
    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 22
    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

    Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Gjert, a form of German Gerhard .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Soren Christian Pedersen. Entries from the missionary journal of P. C. Geertsen

    Entries about Soren Christian Pedersen as recorded in the Journal of Peter Christian Geertsen 1855-1864. Translated by Richard L. Jensen (October 1855 - June 5 1860) and Ulla Christensen (June 6 1860 …

    Sources (50)

    • Peter Geertsen, "Denmark Census, 1870"
    • P C Geertrow in entry for Jens Chris Peterson and Georgina G Geertrow, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Peter C. Gurtsen in entry for Mary Anna Pedersen Gurtsen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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