Karen Christensdatter

4 January 1840–9 September 1866 (Age 26)
Torup, Ålborghus, Denmark

The Life Summary of Karen

When Karen Christensdatter was born on 4 January 1840, in Torup, Ålborghus, Denmark, her father, Christen Andersen, was 32 and her mother, Mette Marie Andersdatter, was 30. She married Jens or James Christensen on 17 May 1862, in Viborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Hvilsom, Rinds, Viborg, Denmark in 1845 and Hasle, Hasle, Havreballegård, Denmark in 1845. She died on 9 September 1866, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 26, and was buried in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jens or James Christensen
Karen Christensdatter
Marriage: 17 May 1862
Christian Christensen
Mette Marie Elisabeth Christensen
Christian Laramie Christensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 May 1862Viborg, Denmark
  • Children


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    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
    Age 7
    The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.
    Age 9
    Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy. A two-chamber parliament is established.

    Name Meaning

    equivalent of Katherine . It was first introduced to the English-speaking world by Scandinavian settlers in America; it has been used in Britain only since the 1940s, but had become very popular by the 1960s.

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

    Sources (26)

    • Maren Christiansen in household of Mette Marie Pedersd, "Denmark Census, 1845"
    • not known in entry for Christian Laramie Christensen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Maren Christensd in household of Christian Andersen, "Denmark Census, 1840"

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