Christen Petersen

1820–1905 (Age 84)
Hvornum, Randers, Denmark

The Life of Christen

When Christen Petersen was born on 15 December 1820, in Hvornum, Randers, Denmark, his father, Peder Christensen Bruun, was 37 and his mother, Magdalena 'Malene' Christensdatter, was 31. He married Ane Christensdatter on 20 December 1845, in Hvornum, Randers, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Hyde Park, Cache, Utah Territory, United States in 1880 and Vammen, Nørlyng, Viborg, Denmark in 1901. He died on 11 May 1905, in Vammen, Viborg, Denmark, at the age of 84, and was buried in Hvornum, Randers, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Christen Petersen
Ane Christensdatter
Marriage: 20 December 1845
Niels Christensen
Mette Marie Christensen
Jens Peder Christensen
Christian Christensen
Christian Christensen
Christiane Christensen
Stine Christensen
Johannes Christensen Pedersen

Spouse & Children

20 December 1845
Hvornum, Randers, Denmark


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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 5

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Age 26

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

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from Peter .

Possible Related Names

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

Story Highlight

Enkemand Christian Pedersen, ophold på gården Øster-Skovlund, Sahl sogn Udlagt som barnefader

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Sources (3)

  • Christen Petersen in household of Peter Christensen Bruun, "Denmark Census, 1845"
  • Kristen Pedersen, "Denmark Census, 1901"
  • Christen Pedersen in household of Peter Christensen Bruun, "Denmark Census, 1834"

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