Maren Madsdatter

7 January 1816–11 January 1887 (Age 71)
Ramskov, Give, Koldinghus, Denmark

The Life Summary of Maren

When Maren Madsdatter was born on 7 January 1816, in Ramskov, Give, Koldinghus, Denmark, her father, Mads Andersen, was 30 and her mother, Ane Dorthe Sørensen, was 28. She married Jens Jacobsen on 15 November 1851, in Give, Koldinghus, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Give, Nørvang, Vejle, Denmark for about 15 years and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 11 January 1887, in Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jens Jacobsen
Maren Madsdatter
Marriage: 15 November 1851
Anna Maria Jacobsen
Dorthea Jacobsen
Jacob Jacobsen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 November 1851Give, Vejle, Denmark
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1818 · Danmarks Nationalbank
    Age 2
    Danmarks Nationalbank is the central bank of the Kingdom of Denmark and serves as an independent and credible institution that issues the krone, the Danish currency. The bank undertakes all functions related to the management of the Danish central-government debt.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 11
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 20
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Variant spelling of Karen .

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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    Pioneer Overland Travel Info

    Jens, his wife Maren, children Dorthea and Jacob came from Denmark in 1867 on the ship Manhattan. Leonard G. Rice Company (1867) Age at Departure: 43 Head of Household Traveled with Maren Jacobsen …

    Sources (30)

    • Maren Madsdatter in Kirkebøger; Give Parish births 1806-1854
    • Maren Madsdatter in household of Mads Andersen, "Denmark Census, 1845"
    • Maren Madsen in entry for Ane Jacobsen Knopp, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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