Mette Catherine Nielsdatter

26 March 1828–12 August 1860 (Age 32)
Tolne, Sejlstrup, Denmark

The Life Summary of Mette Catherine

When Mette Catherine Nielsdatter was born on 26 March 1828, in Tolne, Sejlstrup, Denmark, her father, Niels Christian Nielsen, was 39 and her mother, Johanna Marie Jensdatter, was 32. She married Jens Peter Jensen in 1855, in Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 12 August 1860, in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Jens Peter Jensen
Mette Catherine Nielsdatter
Marriage: 1855
James P. Jensen
Joseph Peter Jensen

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    World Events (6)

    1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark
    Age 1
    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.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    Age 18
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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.

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    Sources (12)

    • Metta Jenson in household of Jens P Jenson, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Danish Birth record for Mette Catherine Nielsdatter
    • Digitial Danish 1845 Census for Mette Katherine Nielsdatter

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