Sophie Catharina Margaretha Jacobsen

27 February 1830–29 April 1894 (Age 64)
Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

The Life Summary of Sophie Catharina Margaretha

When Sophie Catharina Margaretha Jacobsen was born on 27 February 1830, in Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, her father, Lorenz Jacobsen, was 33 and her mother, Anna Christina Bertelsen, was 27. She married James Eskelson on 7 July 1850, in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Franklin Election Precinct, Richardson, Nebraska, United States in 1860. She died on 29 April 1894, in Wanship, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Wanship, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Eskelson
Sophie Catharina Margaretha Jacobsen
Marriage: 7 July 1850
Emma Amelia Eskelson
Rosanna Frances Eskelson
Melvina Josephine Eskelson
Joseph E. Eskelson
Oscar Eskelson
Elnora Ellen Eskelson
Ephraim Eskelson
James Eskelson
David James Eskelson
Katherine Margaret Eskelson
Sarah Eskelson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 July 1850Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    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.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 6
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German
    Age 22
    On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Jorgen, Nils, Anders, Gudrun, Iver, Knud, Alf, Bjorn, Borge, Fredrik.Danish, Norwegian, North German, and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Jacob . Compare Jacobson and Jakobsen .

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

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    Jens or "James" Eskelson

    James or Jens Eskelson was born in Rostanga, Malmohus Sweden 11 May 1825, the third James is the son of Eskil Pehrsson and Ellen Esbjornsson. As a boy and young man James was a weaver in Sweden and D …

    Sources (33)

    • Sophia Askelson in household of Joseph Askelson, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Catherine Troup in entry for Jens Peter Jensen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
    • Margeth Kathe Troupt in entry for Margaret Kathren Jensen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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