Mariane Pedersen Gjoderum

Brief Life History of Mariane

When Mariane Pedersen Gjoderum was born on 14 January 1836, in Tårs, Børglum, Denmark, her father, Peder Nielsen Gjoderum, was 57 and her mother, Johanna Maria Christensdatter, was 40. She married Peter Christian Geertsen on 15 May 1862, in Hjorring Sankt Catherainæ, Sankt Catharinæ, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1864 and lived in Tårs, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark for about 5 years and Kolding, Brejning, Bølling, Ringkøbing, Denmark in 1870. She died on 19 February 1919, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Huntsville Cemetery, Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Christian Geertsen
Mariane Pedersen Gjoderum
Marriage: 15 May 1862
George Peder Geertsen
Georgina Petrina Geertsen
Peter Christian Geertsen
Joseph Geertsen
Mary Elizabeth Geertsen
Johanna Emelia Geertsen

Sources (44)

  • Mariane Gjødesen in household of Peder Gjødesen, "Denmark Census, 1840"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mariane Pedersen (Gjoderum) - birth: 14 January 1836; Taars, Hjorring, Denmark
  • Mariane Pedersdr, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

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

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

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Niels, Bjorn, Knud, Nils, Anders, Jorgen, Egil, Einer, Knut, Peer.

Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Peder (see Peter ). This surname is also found in northern Germany. Compare Petersen 2 and Peterson 1.

English: variant of Peterson .

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

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Story Highlight

1864: Ship "Monarch of the Sea" Liverpool to New York. Peter Christian Geertsen, wife Mariane and Son George Peter Geertsen aboard.

Autobiography of Andrew Christian Nielson: The 4th of February 1864 I baptized Mary Kirstine Anderson, that time dairy maid on Kirholt by Frederickshaven, who soon after was discharged because she be …

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