Soren Christensen Thura

17 December 1796–28 December 1877 (Age 81)
Harridslev, Vennebjerg, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life Summary of Soren

When Soren Christensen Thura was born on 17 December 1796, in Harridslev, Vennebjerg, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Christen Laursen Spange, was 47 and his mother, Maren Sorensen, was 38. He married Mette Laursdatter on 26 November 1822, in Harridslev, Sejlstrup, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Vejby, Vejby, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark in 1860 and Vejby, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark in 1860. He died on 28 December 1877, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Soren Christensen Thura
Mette Laursdatter
Marriage: 26 November 1822
Maren Kirstine Sørensdatter
Kristiana Sørensdatter
Amalia Sorensdatter
Karoline Sorensdatter
Lise Sorensdatter
Conrad Sorensen
Ferdinand Sorensen

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  • Marriage
    26 November 1822Harridslev, Sejlstrup, Denmark
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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 4
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    1805 · Christianso Lighthouse
    Age 9
    The Christianso Lighthouse is one of Denmark's oldest lighthouses and the first to have a flashing light. It was built on the island of Christianso in the northern Baltic Sea.
    1818 · Danmarks Nationalbank
    Age 22
    Danmarks Nationalbank is the central bank of the Kingdom of Denmark and serves as an independent and credible institution that issues the krone, the Danish currency. The bank undertakes all functions related to the management of the Danish central-government debt.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Bent, Anders, Thor, Jorgen, Nils, Einer, Viggo, Folmer.Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen . In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the especially Danish and Norwegian variant Kristensen . Compare Christenson and Christianson .

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

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    History of Soren Christensen Thura

    Soren Christensen was born December 17, 1796, at Harridslev, Hjorring, Denmark. He was the son of Christen Laursen Spang and Maren Sorensdatter Thura. He used the name Thura when he came to America to …

    Sources (53)

    • Søren Christensen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
    • Søren Christensen, "Denmark Census, 1855"
    • Soren Christensen Thura in the Family Data Collection - Births

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