Christian Christensen

24 December 1827–6 November 1902 (Age 74)
Elling, Åstrup, Denmark

The Life Summary of Christian

When Christian Christensen was born on 24 December 1827, in Elling, Åstrup, Denmark, his father, Christen Soerensen Bratten, was 27 and his mother, Margrethe Christensen Winther, was 26. He married Karen Johanne Sørensdatter on 14 November 1850, in Hørmested, Sejlstrup, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Elling, Horns, Hjørring, Denmark for about 16 years and Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 6 November 1902, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christian Christensen
Karen Johanne Sørensdatter
Marriage: 14 November 1850
Ane Magrethe Christensen
Petrine Christensen
Mary Katherine Christensen
Zoram Christian Christensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 November 1850Hørmested, Sejlstrup, Denmark
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark
    Age 2
    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 3
    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.
    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
    Age 20
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Bent, Anders, Thor, Jorgen, Nils, Einer, Viggo, Folmer.Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen . In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the especially Danish and Norwegian variant Kristensen . Compare Christenson and Christianson .

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

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    Christian Christensen

    Mormon Immigration Index - Personal Accounts Minutes of the Monarch of the Sea (May 1861) Tuesday 14 May 1861- (Before organization of company.) Married by Pres …

    Sources (28)

    • Christen Christensen in household of Christen Sorensen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
    • Chr. Christensen in entry for Anna M. Christensen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Christen Christensen in household of Christen Sørensen, "Denmark Census, 1840"

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