Anders Jensen Anderson

Male4 August 1812–31 December 1884

Brief Life History of Anders Jensen

When Anders Jensen Anderson was born on 4 August 1812, in Hvidsted, Tårs, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Jens Andersen, was 34 and his mother, Maren Lassendatter, was 38. He married Mariane Nielsdatter on 8 October 1833, in Tårs, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860 and Rio Virgin, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 31 December 1884, in Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Anders Jensen Anderson
Mariane Nielsdatter
Marriage: 8 October 1833
Jens Peter Andersen
Niels Peter Andersen
Kirstine Marie Andersdatter
Andreas Andersen
Christian Andersen
Johannes Christian Andersen
Lars Lewis Christian Anderson
En Son Udobt Andersen
Jens Christian Anthon Andersen
Willard Richards Anderson
Andrew Anderson

Sources (63)

  • Anders Jensen in entry for birth of Niels Peter Andersen Nymark, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Anders Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
  • Andrew Anderson in entry for Christann Anderson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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  • Marriage
    8 October 1833Tårs, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 7

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 20

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew , + son ‘son’. The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, so the personal name has long enjoyed great popularity there. Legend has it that the saint's relics were taken to Scotland in the 4th century by a certain Saint Regulus. In North America, this surname has absorbed many cognate or like-sounding surnames in other languages, notably Scandinavian (see 3 and 4 below), but also Ukrainian Andreychenko etc.

    German: patronymic from the personal name Anders , hence a cognate of 1 above.

    Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Andersson , a cognate of 1 above.

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

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    "My Run from the Wolves" from the life of Lewis Christian Andersen brother of Kristine Marie Anderson Christiansen

    Once upon a time, many years ago, there was a little boy named Lewis.He was born in Denmark, far across the ocean from America. His parents met the missionaries, were baptized and decided to come to …

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