Lars Christian Geertsen

Male13 May 1832–2 October 1925

Brief Life History of Lars Christian

When Lars Christian Geertsen was born on 13 May 1832, in Vust, Ålborghus, Denmark, his father, Geert Larsen, was 31 and his mother, Ane Marie Knudsdatter, was 40. He married Maria Christiansen in 1861, in Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Lemhi Valley, Lemhi, Idaho, United States in 1880 and Baker, Lemhi, Idaho, United States in 1920. He died on 2 October 1925, in Salmon, Lemhi, Idaho, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Lemhi, Idaho, United States.

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Lars Christian Geertsen
Maria Christiansen
Marriage: 1861
George Lorenzo Geertson
Georgine Marie Geertson
Laura Sophronie Geertson
Louis Franklin Geertson
George Albert Geertson
Leonora Theresa Geertson
Lillian Bella Geertson

Sources (21)

  • Lars C Geertson in entry for Leonora Geertson Enman, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Larz C Geertson in household of George A Geertson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Unknown in entry for Benjamin H Fisher, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"

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  • Marriage
    1861Utah, United States
  • Children (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 4

    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.

    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

    Age 15

    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.

    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

    Age 27

    The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.

    Name Meaning

    Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Gjert, a form of German Gerhard .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Soren Christian Pedersen. Entries from the missionary journal of P. C. Geertsen

    Entries about Soren Christian Pedersen as recorded in the Journal of Peter Christian Geertsen 1855-1864. Translated by Richard L. Jensen (October 1855 - June 5 1860) and Ulla Christensen (June 6 1860 …

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