Morten Mortensen

24 October 1839–
Junget, Skivehus, Denmark

The Life Summary of Morten

When Morten Mortensen was born on 24 October 1839, in Junget, Skivehus, Denmark, his father, Diderik Mortensen, was 33 and his mother, Maren Jensdatter, was 35. He immigrated to New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 1855 and lived in Fur, Harre, Viborg, Denmark for about 5 years and Fovlum, Gislum, Ålborg, Denmark in 1850.

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Morten Mortensen
Marsen Jensen

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World Events (8)

Age 7
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1868 · Louisiana Is Readmitted Into the Union
Age 29
Louisiana was readmitted into the Union.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
Age 31
Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Lars, Morten, Einer, Jorgen, Bent, Britt, Carsten, Egil, Gunner, Hartvig.Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Morten, a vernacular form of Martin 1.

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

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Diderick Mortensen and Maren Jensen Spring City Pioneers of 1868

Diderick Mortensen and Maren Jensen 1806-1872 1804-1882 Spring City Pioneers of 1868 Diderick and Maren Jensen Mortensen were both from Viborg, Denmark. Diderick was born 16 …

Sources (8)

  • Merten Dideriksen in household of Diderik Mortensen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
  • Marten Didrichsen in household of Didrich Mortensen, "Denmark Census, 1845"
  • Morten Mortensen, "Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820-1945"

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