Steffen Christensen

24 June 1804–30 June 1880 (Age 76)
Åby, Aabybro, Nordjylland, Denmark

The Life Summary of Steffen

When Steffen Christensen was born on 24 June 1804, in Åby, Aabybro, Nordjylland, Denmark, his father, Christen Stephansen, was 26 and his mother, Johanne Pedersdatter, was 37. He married Ane Marie Jespersdatter on 20 June 1830, in Hune, Ålborghus, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Børglum, Børglum, Denmark in 1840. He died on 30 June 1880, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Steffen Christensen
Ane Marie Jespersdatter
Marriage: 20 June 1830
Johanna Stephensdatter
Jesper Christian Stephansen
Frederik Stephansen
Elsa Cathrine Stephansdatter
Karen Margrethe Stephansdatter
Karen Margrethe Stephansdatter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 June 1830Hune, Ålborghus, Denmark
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1805 · Christianso Lighthouse
    Age 1
    The Christianso Lighthouse is one of Denmark's oldest lighthouses and the first to have a flashing light. It was built on the island of Christianso in the northern Baltic Sea.
    Age 4
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 21
    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.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Ship Westmoreland 1857 Steffen Christensen, wife Ane Marie Jespersen and daughter Karen Margrethe Steffensen passengers.

    A Compilation of General Voyage Notes "DEPARTURE. -- The ship Westmoreland, Captain R. R. Deoan, bound for Philadelphia, cleared on the 24th of April, and sailed on the 25th, having on board 540 souls …

    Sources (27)

    • Stephan Christensen, "Denmark Census, 1840"
    • Marriage Record
    • 1834 Danish Census

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