Mette Hansdatter

Brief Life History of Mette

When Mette Hansdatter was born on 14 March 1807, in Hvedstrup, Roskilde, Denmark, her father, Hans Jochumsen, was 31 and her mother, Inger Hansdatter, was 29. She married Ole Mortensen on 14 October 1836, in Kirkerup, Gundsø, Roskilde, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Kirkerup, Gundsø, Roskilde, Denmark for about 15 years. She died on 18 December 1889, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Niels Andersen
Mette Hansdatter
Marriage: 6 September 1846
Anders Nielsen
Inger Nielsen

Sources (18)

  • Mette Anderson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mette Hansen - Church record: birth: 14 March 1807; Hvedstrup, København, Denmark
  • Mette Hansdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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World Events (8)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn

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.

1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

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.

Name Meaning

An extremely common given name from the Middle Ages onwards, derived via Old French Marguerite and Latin Margarita from Greek Margarītēs, from margaron ‘pearl’, a word ultimately of Hebrew origin. The name was always understood to mean ‘pearl’ throughout the Middle Ages. The first St Margaret was martyred at Antioch in Pisidia during the persecution instigated by the Emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century. However, there is some doubt about her name, as the same saint is venerated in the Orthodox Church as Marina . There were several other saintly bearers of the name, including St Margaret of Scotland ( d. 1093 ), wife of King Malcolm Canmore and daughter of Edmund Ironside of England. It was also the name of the wife of Henry VI of England, Margaret of Anjou ( 1430–82 ), and of Margaret Tudor ( 1489–1541 ), sister of Henry VIII , who married James IV of Scotland and ruled as regent there after his death. See also Margery , Marjorie .

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

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1856: "James G. Willie Company" Niels Andersen, wife Mette and 2 children are in this company.

John Chislett (1831-1914) The Tragedy of the Willie Handcart Company in 1856: The following narrative is by John Chislett, who was a 24 year old British convert to the church. This narrative came fr …

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