Peter Christian Christensen

14 February 1838–2 August 1869 (Age 31)
Hjørring, Sankt Catharinæ, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life Summary of Peter Christian

When Peter Christian Christensen was born on 14 February 1838, in Hjørring, Sankt Catharinæ, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Johannes Christensen, was 21 and his mother, Katrine Horn, was 26. He married Karen Marie Oledatter on 9 April 1867, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States. He lived in Harridslev, Vennebjerg, Hjørring, Denmark in 1850. He died on 2 August 1869, in Ogden, Weber, Utah Territory, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Christian Christensen
Karen Marie Oledatter
Marriage: 9 April 1867

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 April 1867Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
  • Parents and Siblings



    World Events (7)

    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
    Age 9
    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.
    Age 12
    The state known as Utah began when Brigham Young led a group of LDS pilgrims seeking freedom from religious persecution into the Great Salt Lake Valley, where they established a settlement in 1847. The golden spike completing the first transcontinental railroad line was driven at Promontory, Utah, in 1869, leading to a further influx of settlers.

    Name Meaning

    Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen .

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

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    Sources (8)

    • Peter Christian Christensen in household of Johannes Christensen, "Denmark Census, 1845"
    • Peder Chr Horn in household of Johannes Christensen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
    • Peter Christian Christensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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