Rasmus Larsen

20 September 1810–14 November 1886 (Age 76)
Fanefjord, Præstø, Denmark

The Life Summary of Rasmus

When Rasmus Larsen was born on 20 September 1810, in Fanefjord, Præstø, Denmark, his father, Lars Jørgen Christiansen, was 49 and his mother, Maren Rasmusdatter, was 39. He married Caroline Olsen on 9 March 1838, in Horbelev, Nykøbing, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Falkerslev, Falkerslev, Nykøbing, Denmark for about 10 years. He died on 14 November 1886, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rasmus Larsen
Caroline Olsen
Marriage: 9 March 1838
Lewis Rasmussen Larsen
Mary Christina Rasmussen
Anne Rasmussen
Kirsten Rasmussen
Ole Larson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 March 1838Horbelev, Nykøbing, Denmark
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 4
    Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 20
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Nels, Niels, Sven, Thor, Knud, Nils, Per, Jorgen, Alf, Bjorn.Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Lars, an equivalent of Lawrence . This is also an Americanized form of the cognate Larssen. Compare Larson 1, Larrison , and Lawson 2.

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

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    Story Highlight

    1853: John E. Forsgren Company. Rasmus Larsen, wife Karen and 5 children in this company.

    Transcript Transcript for Manuscript history of the John E. Forsgren Emigrating Company: Thursday, May 19. At noon we left our camp in Keokuk, and in the evening made camp ten English miles out. Fri …

    Sources (40)

    • Rasmus Larsen, "Denmark Census, 1845"
    • Rasmus Larsen in entry for Kisty Larsen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Rasmus Larsen, "Denmark Census, 1840"

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