Anders Christian Andersen

21 April 1844–8 June 1916 (Age 72)
Falkerslev, Falsters Sønder, Maribo, Denmark

The Life Summary of Anders Christian

When Anders Christian Andersen was born on 21 April 1844, in Falkerslev, Falsters Sønder, Maribo, Denmark, his father, Wilhelm Andersen, was 26 and his mother, Henriette Laurentze Berntzen, was 22. He married Emily Pickering on 12 October 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Falkerslev, Falkerslev, Nykøbing, Denmark in 1845 and Manti Utah Temple, Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 8 June 1916, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Anders Christian Andersen
Emily Pickering
Marriage: 12 October 1869
Amelia Henrietta Andersen
William Richard Andersen Sr.
Clara Maria Andersen
Isabel Louise Anderson
Percy Christian Anderson
Edwin Stanley Anderson
Emily Lavern Andersen
Melvin Wallace Anderson
Florence May Anderson
Elva Gertrude Anderson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 October 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 2
    Iowa is the 29th state.
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Lars, Nels, Per, Anders, Holger, Jorgen, Thor, Bjorn, Helmer, Alf.Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas . Compare Anderson 1.Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, and very rare Danish patronymic Anderssen, a cognate of 1 above. Compare Andersson 2.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Family Book "Denmark to Manti"

    The story of Christian Anderson and his father's family who joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on January 9, 1852 in Falkerslev, Denmark is contained in the Anderson family book en …

    Sources (45)

    • Christian Andersen in household of Vilhelm Andersen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
    • Christian Andersen in entry for Emily Pickering Andersen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Christen Anderson, "United States Census, 1880"

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