Christian Overson

11 June 1840–12 June 1924 (Age 84)
Ravnholt, Herrested, Vindinge, Svendborg, Denmark

The Life Summary of Christian

When Christian Overson was born on 11 June 1840, in Ravnholt, Herrested, Vindinge, Svendborg, Denmark, his father, Ove Christian Andersen, was 36 and his mother, Maren Mogensdatter, was 20. He married Jensine Christine Jensdatter on 16 November 1862, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1862 and lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Oak Creek, Millard, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 12 June 1924, in Leamington, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Oak City Cemetery, Oak City, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christian Overson
Jensine Christine Jensdatter
Marriage: 16 November 1862
Joseph Overson
Hyrum Frederick Overson
Emma Katherina Overson
Mary Ann Overson
Sine Christine Overson
James Christian Overson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 November 1862Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
    Age 7
    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.
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (Norfolk): apparently a variant of Everson .Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Ovesen .Americanized form of Norwegian Oversen: patronymic from the personal name Over, a rare variant in Agder of Olve (see Ouverson ). The surname Oversen is extinct in Norway.

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

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    Story Highlight

    CHRISTIAN OVERSON: Personal History, compiled by Manilla Overson Moulton (1945)

    Christian Overson was born June 11, 1840, Harrester parish, Roundholt, Denmark. He was the son of Ova Anderson and Maren Mogensdatter and was the eldest of four children. His father died while he, C …

    Sources (30)

    • Christian Overson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Christian Overson in entry for Joseph Overson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Christian Hansen in household of Ane Christen Andersen, "Denmark Census, 1845"

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