Mette Kirstine Jensen

24 August 1850–18 November 1923 (Age 73)
Jetsmark, Ålborghus, Denmark

The Life Summary of Mette Kirstine

When Mette Kirstine Jensen was born on 24 August 1850, in Jetsmark, Ålborghus, Denmark, her father, Jens Gotfredsen, was 40 and her mother, Karen Jensdatter, was 38. She married Phillip Borresen on 2 March 1867, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in Ålborg, Denmark in 1855 and Mount Pleasant Election Precinct, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 18 November 1923, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jorgen Cramer Larsen Toft
Mette Kirstine Jensen
Marriage: 10 April 1871
Anna Christina Tuft
George Franklin Tuft
Edna Caroline Tuft
James Lauritz Tuft
Sarah Ellen Tuft
Bertha May Tuft
Carrie Elsie Tuft
George Tuft
Florence Tuft
Lola Lavern Tuft

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 April 1871Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks
    Age 9
    The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 20
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Holger, Einer, Jorgen, Bent, Knud, Per, Ove, Morten.Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a shortened form of Johannes (see John ). This is the most frequent surname in Denmark. In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variant Jenssen . Compare Jenson 2 and Johnson .English: variant of Jennison .

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

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    Story Highlight

    History of Mette (Martha) Christine Gottfredson and her family by Carrie Tuft Jensen, her daughter

    History of Mette Christine Gottfredson as told by her daughter Carrie Tuft Jensen. My mother Mette (Martha) Christine Gottfredson immigrated to Utah in 1858 from Denmark with her parents Jens and Kar …

    Sources (21)

    • Martha C Tuft, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Martha Christena Or Christine Tuft, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Stena Gotfrettsen in entry for Ella Tuft Candland, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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