Margaret Christiansen Anderson (Nielsen) (1830 - 1916)

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Birthplace: Denmark
Death: Died in Richfield, Sevier County, Utah, USA
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About Margaret Christiansen Anderson (Nielsen)

Obituary:

Mrs. J. C. Anderson, long a resident of Koosharem but who had been making her home for some time past with her son-in-law, Parley Anderson, in this city, died last Saturday. The funeral services occurred at the First ward chapel on Wednesday. Mrs. Anderson was one of the pioneer women of Sevier county and lived to see many changes here. Her husband died a number of years ago.

SOURCE: Published in Richfield Reaper Newspaper 1916-12-02

Biographical Summary:

"...She was married to Jens Christian Andersen in Denmark when they were both farmer workers on the Hammelmose farm.

They married in the Lutheran church in 1849. Jens became a shoemaker. Around 1855 they heard the Mormon missionaries and joined the LDS church 5 March 1855.

By 3 April 1857, they left Denmark to join the body of the Church in America. They traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark and on 18 April 1857 boarded a steamship which landed at Grimsby, England on the 21st.

Margrethe and Caroline (Jens 2nd wife) each had ten children with Jens. The two families lived on either side of Koosharem, Utah in Grass Valley.

Family tradition has it that Caroline's home is where the Anderson children liked to play the most. Reportedly, Caroline was a small woman, loved by everyone because she was kind and friendly with a happy personality.

Caroline died in Koosharem 11 February 1900 and is buried in the Koosharem Cemetery.

Jens and Margrethe later moved to Richfield where he died 15 August 1910. He and Margrethe are buried in the Richfield City Cemetery.

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1916 Utah Death Certificate

1900 United States Federal Census

Name: Margareta Andersen [Margarete Anderson] Home in 1900: Koosharem, Piute, Utah Age: 69 Birth Date: Jan 1830 Birthplace: Denmark Race: White Gender: Female Immigration Year: 1857 Relationship to Head of House: Wife Father's Birthplace: Denmark Mother's Birthplace: Denmark Mother: number of living children: 8 Mother: How many children: 10 Spouse's name: Andersen Marriage Year: 1848 Marital Status: Married Years Married: 52 Household Members: Name Age Jens Christian Andersen 79 Margareta Andersen 69

SOURCE: 1900 US Census for Koosharem, Piute, Utah.

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Margaret Anderson's Timeline

1830
June 29, 1830
Denmark
1848
April 8, 1848
Age 17
Lutheran church
1849
July 28, 1849
Age 19
Denmark
1851
November 14, 1851
Age 21
Denmark
1854
February 25, 1854
Age 23
Denmark
1856
March 4, 1856
Age 25
Denmark
1858
1858
Age 27
1861
1861
Age 30
1863
1863
Age 32
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Age 34