Mette Nielsdatter

25 October 1784–9 July 1859 (Age 74)
Albæk, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life Summary of Mette

When Mette Nielsdatter was born on 25 October 1784, in Albæk, Hjørring, Denmark, her father, Niels Sørensen, was 34 and her mother, Else Pedersdatter, was 37. She married Christen Andersen on 13 July 1806, in Albæk, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 9 July 1859, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christen Andersen
1772–1812
Mette Nielsdatter
1784–1859
Marriage: 13 July 1806
Kirsten Christensdatter
1806–1893
Elsemarie Christensdatter
1813–1813

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 July 1806Albæk, Hjørring, Denmark
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 2
    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
    1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn
    Age 5
    The Old Artillery Barracks was the first of three barracks to be established in the Christianshavn district of Copenhagen. They were converted into barracks for the Artillery in 1789 and were used until 1923. Today, they have been converted into apartments and are listed for everyone.
    1804
    Age 20
    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

    Name Meaning

    An extremely common given name from the Middle Ages onwards, derived via Old French Marguerite and Latin Margarita from Greek Margarītēs, from margaron ‘pearl’, a word ultimately of Hebrew origin. The name was always understood to mean ‘pearl’ throughout the Middle Ages. The first St Margaret was martyred at Antioch in Pisidia during the persecution instigated by the Emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century. However, there is some doubt about her name, as the same saint is venerated in the Orthodox Church as Marina . There were several other saintly bearers of the name, including St Margaret of Scotland ( d. 1093 ), wife of King Malcolm Canmore and daughter of Edmund Ironside of England. It was also the name of the wife of Henry VI of England, Margaret of Anjou ( 1430–82 ), and of Margaret Tudor ( 1489–1541 ), sister of Henry VIII , who married James IV of Scotland and ruled as regent there after his death. See also Margery , Marjorie .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Margareta
    Margaretta

    Story Highlight

    Mette Kjesten Nielsen

    Mette Kjesten Nielsen was born 25 Oct 1784 at Albek, Hjorring, Denmark a daughter of Niels Sorenson and Else Pedersen. She was one of six children born to this couple. Mette was married first to …

    Sources (7)

    • Mette Nielsdr, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"
    • Mette Kirsten Nielsen Andersen, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"
    • Mette Kirsten Nielsen Andersen, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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