Jens Gotfredsen

9 April 1810–29 June 1898 (Age 88)
Jetsmark, Hvetbo, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life Summary of Jens

When Jens Gotfredsen was born on 9 April 1810, in Jetsmark, Hvetbo, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Gotfred Christophersen, was 31 and his mother, Mette Jensdatter, was 25. He married Karen Jensdatter on 4 July 1845, in Øland, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Ålborg, Denmark in 1855. He died on 29 June 1898, in Vermillion, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Glenwood, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jens Gotfredsen
Karen Marie Pedersen
Marriage: 12 August 1856
Platine Plattina Gottfredsen
Caroline Gottfredson
Maria Gottfredson
Jacob Gottfredson
Thomas Gottfredson
Petrea Gottfredson
Sarah Dozina Gottfredsen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 August 1856St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 4
    Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 26
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Mainly Danish: variant of Johan .

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

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    Story Highlight

    History of Mette (Martha) Christine Gottfredson and her family by Carrie Tuft Jensen, her daughter

    History of Mette Christine Gottfredson as told by her daughter Carrie Tuft Jensen. My mother Mette (Martha) Christine Gottfredson immigrated to Utah in 1858 from Denmark with her parents Jens and Kar …

    Sources (56)

    • Jacob Gotfredsen, "Denmark Census, 1855"
    • Jens. in entry for Jacob Gottfredson and Ella Liming, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Jens Gottfredson in entry for Sarah Allen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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