Christen Christensen

19 July 1807–3 August 1880 (Age 73)
Østrup, Vognsild, Mariager Klosters, Denmark

The Life Summary of Christen

When Christen Christensen was born on 19 July 1807, in Østrup, Vognsild, Mariager Klosters, Denmark, his father, Christen Christensen, was 55 and his mother, Anne Cathrine Laugesdatter, was 28. He married Bodild Sørensdatter on 27 May 1842, in Vognsild, Mariager Klosters, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1862 and lived in Østrup, Vognsild, Gislum, Ålborg, Denmark for about 10 years and Scipio, Millard, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 3 August 1880, in Oak City, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Oak City Cemetery, Oak City, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christen Christensen
Bodild Sørensdatter
Marriage: 27 May 1842
Christen Christensen
Soren Christensen
Niels Christian Christensen
Anthon Christensen
Ane Cathrine Christensen
Mette Kirstine Christensen
Lauriz Christensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 May 1842Vognsild, Mariager Klosters, Denmark
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn
    Age 1
    Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn, The Cross of Honour of the Order of the Dannebrog, is an award connected to the Danish Order of the Dannebrog. The cross was instituted by King Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway on June 28, 1808 and was named Dannebrogsmendenes Haederstegn until 1952. The award is given to any Dane who has provided a service to Denmark through a noble deed. The cross is considered an additional recognition if awarded to someone who is already a holder of the Order.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 20
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    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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    Anthony & Castina Christensen and Family - Information & Memories by LaDean Callister Keeler

    Anthony Christensen by LaDean C. Keeler Born...20 Feb. 1849Ostrup, Denmark..Aalborg County Son of Christian and Bodell (Boletta) Sorensen Christensen …

    Sources (53)

    • Christen Christensen in household of Ane Katrine Laugsdatter, "Denmark Census, 1840"
    • Christian Christensen in entry for Anthony Christensen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Christian Christen in household of Ana Katrina Lungerdatter, "Denmark Census, 1834"

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