Peter Christian Geertsen

Brief Life History 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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Family Time Line

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

Sources (55)

  • Peter Geertsen, "Denmark Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Peter Christian Geertsen - Government record: Birth record or certificate: birth: 26 July 1837; Gottrup, Thisted, Denmark
  • Peder Christian Geertsen, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"

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Historical Boundaries: 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Weber, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Weber, Utah, United States


Historical Boundaries 1856: Weber, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Weber, Utah, United States

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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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 …

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