Edlef Backsenblohm Edlefsen

Male21 April 1860–2 October 1931

Brief Life History of Edlef Backsenblohm

When Edlef Backsenblohm Edlefsen was born on 21 April 1860, in Norup, Odense, Denmark, his father, Niels Christian Edlefsen, was 33 and his mother, Emma Hansdatter, was 8. He married Margaret Angeline Clark on 12 November 1884, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1914 and Richmond, Contra Costa, California, United States in 1930. He died on 2 October 1931, in Driggs, Teton, Idaho, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Clawson, Teton, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edlef Backsenblohm Edlefsen
Margaret Angeline Clark
Marriage: 12 November 1884
Edlef Leo Edlefsen
Mary Angelina Edlefsen
George Charles Edlefsen
Jesse Abner Edlefsen
Marion Edlefsen
Dio Lewis Edlefsen
Neils Edward Edlefsen
Margaret Edlefsen
Kerstine Edlefsen
Edlef Clark Edlefsen
Emma Edlefsen
Dell Edlefsen

Sources (52)

  • Edlef B Edlefsen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • E. R. Edlefsen in entry for Reed H. Harris and Margaret Edlefsen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • E. B. Edlefsen in entry for Mary E. Kite, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 November 1884Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1865 · The Union Roller Mill

    Age 5

    The Union Roller Mill was built to help grind the grain that was harvested in the Cache Valley and the other surrounding areas. It was later renamed the Thatcher Milling & Elevator Company and the old millstones were discarded.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 21

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Astrid.

    Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Ellef, from Old Norse Eilífr, a compound of ei ‘alone’, ‘sole’ or ‘always’ + lífr ‘living, alive’.

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

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