Soren Christian Nelson

5 November 1837–4 April 1913 (Age 75)
Hjørring, Denmark

The Life Summary of Soren Christian

When Soren Christian Nelson was born on 5 November 1837, in Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Søren Nielson, was 34 and his mother, Christiana Larsdatter, was 33. He married Ann Josephine Evans on 11 April 1862, in Goshen, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 4 April 1913, in Chapin, Fremont, Idaho, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Soren Christian Nelson
Ann Josephine Evans
Marriage: 11 April 1862
David Anthony Nelson
Sarah Christina Nelson
Charlotta Maretta Nelson
Frances Josephine Nelson
Heber Christian Nelson
Rachel May Nelson
Ida Violet Nelson
John Albert Nelson
Adelbert Henry Nelson
James Clarence Nelson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 April 1862Goshen, Utah, 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.
    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 20
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic from the personal name Nell or Nele, either of which might be a pet form of Elias or less commonly of Niel (from Latin Nigellus). See also Neal .Americanized form of Swedish Nilsson and also of the Danish, Norwegian, and North German cognates Nielsen and Nilsen (compare Nelsen ). Compare also Neilson and Nielson .History: The Nelson name was an important one in 18th-century VA, starting with Thomas ‘Scotch Tom’ Nelson, who emigrated to VA at the close of the 17th century from Penrith, Cumbria, where the Nelsons were numerous. Scotch Tom settled c. 1700 at Yorktown, VA, where he became a successful merchant and landholder. His son was sheriff and a member of the VA Council, and his grandson, Thomas Nelson (1738–89), a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was governor of VA.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Immigration of the Soren Nielsen family from Denmark

    Immigration of Soren Nielsen (1803-1896) family from Denmark, including Soren Christian Nelson 1837-1913 and Ann Josephine Evans 1844-1930. The Nelson family is listed in the 1 Oct 1855 Vendsyssel D …

    Sources (51)

    • Søren Christian Sørensen in household of Soren Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1845"
    • Christian Nielsen in entry for Alfred Osmond and Frances Nielsen Or Nelson, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"
    • Christian Nelson in entry for Adelbert H. Nelson, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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