Hans Olesen Westenskow

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About Hans Olesen Westenskow

(son of Ole Hansen Westenskow and Maren Hansdatter of Ulslev, Falster, Denmark). Born September 17, 1835, at Ulslev. Came to Utah September 5, 1863, John F. Sanders company. Families resided Manti, Utah.

Ordained high priest September 7, 1890; seventy April 25, 1857; bishop’s counselor 1888-1900; ward teacher 1865-75; head ward teacher 1875-88. Leader of Manti brass band and orchestra 20 years; also played for the tabernacle choir 20 years. Farmer.

Marriages and Children

  1. Karen Jorgensen Petersen October 18, 1860, Stubberup, Denmark (daughter of Peter Jorgensen and Ane Petersen of Stubberup, both died in Denmark). She was born March 21, 1839, at Stubberup. Their children:
    1. Ole Peter born October 18, 1861, died July 2, 1863;
    2. Peter H. born June 16, 1863, married Annie Keller;
    3. Mary born March 12, 1865, married Leonard Billings;
    4. Hannah born January 27, 1867, married William Henrie;
    5. Hans born March 8, 1869, married Christina Anderson;
    6. Louis H. born October 15, 1871, died May 16, 1872;
    7. Caroline born April 12, 1873, married James Henrie;
    8. Annie Christina born February 6, 1875, married Louis Jensen;
    9. Maria born March 17, 1877, died November 19, 1879;
    10. Magdalina born March 17, 1877, married William Worthing;
    11. William Henry born May 28, 1879, married Mattie A. Bodden;
    12. Sarah born April 22, 1882, married Joseph Heningson.
  2. Karen E. Hansen April 18, 1869, Salt Lake City (daughter of Nikolai Hansen and Birthe Madsdatter of Bjorup, Denmark, both died in Denmark). She was born March 2, 1852. Their children:
    1. John born December 1, 1871, married Suexen Chesses;
    2. James Peter born October 5, 1874, married Olive Bodden;
    3. Margeret B. born April 8, 1877, married Isaiah Thomas.

Sources

   Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah photographs, page 580
   Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 1239
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Hans Olesen Westenskow's Timeline

1835
September 17, 1835
Maribo, Sjælland, Danmark
1861
October 18, 1861
Age 26
1863
June 16, 1863
Age 27
1865
March 12, 1865
Age 29
Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
1867
January 27, 1867
Age 31
Manti, Utah, United States
1869
March 8, 1869
Age 33
1871
October 15, 1871
Age 36
December 1, 1871
Age 36
1873
April 12, 1873
Age 37
1874
October 5, 1874
Age 39