Maren Johansdatter

Female18 February 1829–21 February 1896

Brief Life History of Maren

When Maren Johansdatter was born on 18 February 1829, in Højslev, Hald, Denmark, her father, Johan Christensen, was 35 and her mother, Johanne Knudsen, was 30. She married Niels Engaard Peterson on 7 June 1850, in Højslev, Hald, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Højslev, Fjends, Viborg, Denmark for about 10 years. She died on 21 February 1896, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Niels Engaard Peterson
Maren Johansdatter
Marriage: 7 June 1850
Johanna Marie Petersen
Johanna Marie Pedersen
Anna Marie Petersen
Jens James Johan Petersen
Wilhelm William Petersen
Johan Peter Engaard Petersen
Hyrum Smith Petersen
Joseph Smith Peterson
Nephi Engaard Petersen
Sarah Peterson

Sources (21)

  • Maren Peterson in household of Niels Peterson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Marian Johnson in entry for William Peterson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
  • Maren Christensen in household of Niels Pedersen Enggård, "Denmark Census, 1855"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 June 1850Højslev, Hald, Denmark
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 1

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1830 · The Oregon Trail

    Age 1

    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

    Age 18

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Variant spelling of Karen .

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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    Niels Engaard Petersen Brief History

    History of Neils Engaard Petersen Pioneer of 1861 Neils Engaard Petersen, born in Hundberg, Thistede, Denmark, on September 2nd, 1821. He lived there during his early childhood. The family then mov …

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