Anna Kjestina Juhl

Female29 March 1819–about 1886

Brief Life History of Anna Kjestina

When Anna Kjestina Juhl was born on 29 March 1819, in Slesvig, Denmark, her father, Nis Juhl, was 26 and her mother, Abel Wollesdatter Schmidt, was 31. She married Jorgen Hans Mortensen on 2 July 1841. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Vedsted, Gram, Haderslev, Denmark for about 20 years. She died about 1886, in Dannevirke, Howard, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Dannevirke, Howard, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jorgen Hans Mortensen
Anna Kjestina Juhl
Marriage: 2 July 1841
Hans Mortensen
Nis Knudsen Mortensen
Ellen Marie Mortensen
Jes Mortensen
Ole Mortensen
Paul Mortensen
Wolle Mortensen
Jorgen Mortensen
Anna Abheld Mortensen

Sources (21)

  • Anne Kjest Juhl in household of Nis Juhl, "Denmark Census, 1840"
  • Anne M C Juell in entry for Nis Mortensen and Christine Kliver, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
  • Ane Kjestine Mortensen in household of Jorgen Mortensen, "Denmark Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 July 1841
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 1

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

    Age 10

    Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.


    Age 27

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Ernst, Arno, Erwin, Heinz, Kurt.

    Danish and Norwegian: nickname for someone who was born on Christmas Day or had some other connection with this time of year, from Old Norse jól. This was originally the name of a pagan midwinter festival, which was later appropriated by the Christian Church for celebration of the birth of Christ.

    German (of Slavic origin): nickname or topographic name from a Germanized Slavic stem gol ‘naked, barren’.

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

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