Jens James Anderson

28 April 1835–16 September 1906 (Age 71)
Bromme, Sorø, Denmark

The Life Summary of Jens James

When Jens James Anderson was born on 28 April 1835, in Bromme, Sorø, Denmark, his father, Anders Frederiksen, was 39 and his mother, Ellen Jensdatter, was 39. He married Caroline Johanne Kirstine Sophie Nielsdatter on 20 October 1862, in Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States for about 15 years and Springville Election Precinct, Utah, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 16 September 1906, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Jens James Anderson
Jensene Hansen
Marriage: 5 December 1877
Peter Otto Anderson
Laura Anderson
Gardena Arlean Anderson
Mary Jane Anderson
Clara Anderson
Wilford H. Anderson
George Nephi Anderson
Orvil Orson Anderson
Elmer Lawrence Anderson
Arthur Grant Anderson
Fairel Lucille Anderson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 December 1877St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    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 12
    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 24
    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

    Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew , + son ‘son’. The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, so the personal name has long enjoyed great popularity there. Legend has it that the saint's relics were taken to Scotland in the 4th century by a certain Saint Regulus. In North America, this surname has absorbed many cognate or like-sounding surnames in other languages, notably Scandinavian (see 3 and 4 below), but also Ukrainian Andreychenko etc.German: patronymic from the personal name Anders , hence a cognate of 1 above.Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Andersson , a cognate of 1 above.

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

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    James Peter Larsen and Mary Caroline Andersen

    History--James Andersen and Caroline Nielsen, History and Posterity Compiled by Marilyn and George R. Hall. 1987. James Peter Larsen & Mary Caroline Andersen Mary Caroline Anderson, a daughter and s …

    Sources (75)

    • Jens Andersen in household of Anders Frederiksen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
    • James Anderson in entry for George Anderson and Gladys Watkins, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • James Anderson in entry for Orvil E Anderson, "Utah, World War II Index to Army Veterans of Utah, 1939-1945"

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