Karen Johanne Poulsdatter

12 January 1831–30 October 1863 (Age 32)
Vind, Vind, Ulfborg, Ringkøbing, Denmark

The Life Summary of Karen Johanne

When Karen Johanne Poulsdatter was born on 12 January 1831, in Vind, Vind, Ulfborg, Ringkøbing, Denmark, her father, Poul Mathiasen, was 35 and her mother, Marie Cathrine Pedersdatter, was 37. She married Jens Andersen on 30 October 1853, in Vind, Ulfborg, Ringkøbing, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Ulfborg, Ulfborg, Ulfborg, Ringkøbing, Denmark in 1855. She died on 30 October 1863, in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jens Andersen
Karen Johanne Poulsdatter
Marriage: 30 October 1853
James Andrew Andersen
Mary Christine Andersen
Christiane Jensen
Ane Cecilie Andersen
Poul Jensen
Miss Andersen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 October 1853Vind, Ulfborg, Ringkøbing, Denmark
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 5
    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.
    Age 15
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    equivalent of Katherine . It was first introduced to the English-speaking world by Scandinavian settlers in America; it has been used in Britain only since the 1940s, but had become very popular by the 1960s.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

    Story Highlight

    From Covered Wagon to jet plane is travel history of Mrs. Betsy Josephine Nielsen Thornley, 95, who made first trip in covered and will fly to Utah next week by jet. Displaying model plan and memory book is Mrs. Thornley.

    WLA Woman Retraces Trek by Byrnice F. Birge At age 14, a young girl left Utah astride a horse and rode beside her family's covered wagon. Now a lovely lady, aged 85, she will return to Utah flying a …

    Sources (25)

    • Karen Johanne Poulsdatter in household of Jens Andersen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
    • Carrie Poulson in entry for Samuel Nelson and Celia Anderson Gyllenskog, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
    • Karen Johanne Poulsen in entry for Anne Cecilie Anderson Gyllenskog Nelson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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