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Peter Nielsen

Danish: Peder Nielsen (udv til Utah 1865)
Birthplace: Uglerupshuse, Hørby, Tuse, Holbæk, Danmark (Denmark)
Death: March 23, 1912 (75)
Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Niels Allexen and Anne Marie Nielsdatter
Husband of Nilsena C.; Kirsten (udv til Utah) and Nelsena Christena Christina Nielsen
Father of Andrew Lauritz Nielsen; Lars Nielsen; Ane Marie Nielson (udv til Utah 1865); Maren Kirstine Nielson; Caroline Nielson and 14 others
Brother of Kirsten Nielsdatter; Sidsel Nielsdatter; Niels Nielson; Peder Nielson; Sidse Nielsdatter and 1 other

Occupation: President of the Spanish Fork Mercantile Institution, Miner G.Atwood Company/High Priest/Pres. Co-op Store, Spanish Fork
Immigration Year: 1865
Managed by: Private User
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About Peter Nielsen



NIELSEN, PETER (son of Niels Alexsen, Horby sogn, Holbek Amt, Denmark , and
Annie Marie Nielsen, born 1779 in Denmark). He was born Apr 15 1836 at H orby S. and came to Utah Nov 8 1865 in Miner G. Atwood Company.

Married Kisten Larsen Apr 4 1857 in Horby, Den. (dau of Lars Larsen & A nnie Marie Thomas, both of whom died in Denmark). She was born Apr 28 1826 . Their children: Lars Nielsen b. 5 Jun 1847, M. Mary J. Beckstrom; Annie Mary b . Oct 25 1859, m. William Vier; Emma b. Nov 15 1867, m. Lee Bailey.

Married Nelsine Nielsen Sep 22 1872 in Salt Lake City (dau of Niels Chr istian Nielsen, pioneer Olive Christiansen handcart company & Karen Ericksen, pi oneer Sep 13 1857, Mathias Cowley company). She was born Agu 29 1855 in Nestg aard, Hjorring Amt. Den. Their children: Caroline Christine b. Nov 2 1874, m . Alfred Hughes 1896; Peter b. Nov 18 1876, m. Laura Betts; Joseph Alexander b. Ju ly 10 1878, m. Elsie Barney; William H. b. Jan 12 1881, m. Ella Sorensen; Alber t C. b. Jan 19 1883, m. Mira Holm; Emelie C. b. Mar 25 1884; E. Rebecca b. No v 30, 1885; Andrew L. b. May 11 1888, m. Ella Ainge; M. Leoretta b. Apr 23 1890 ; H. Elenora b. Oct 1 1892; Annie L. b. Jan 15 1895; Elmer F. b. Aug 24 1896 ; Sarah E. b. Jul 16 1898; Jemima M. b. Mr 17 1900.

Families resided Spanish For k, Utah.

Teacher, elder, high priest, president co-op store in Spanish Fork 10 y rs, president of West Field Irrigation Company 4 yrs.

Notable Descendants

Kyrsten Sinema, U.S. Senator’s paternal grandmother was Laurene Margaret Nielsen (the daughter of Ralph Betts Nielsen and Margaret Sue Bender). Laurene was born in California. Ralph was the son of Peter Nielsen/Nielson, Jr., whose parents were Danish, and of Laura Betts, whose parents were English. Kyrsten’s great-grandmother Margaret was born in North Dakota, to German parents.


Came to Utah November 8th 1865

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Peter Nielsen's Timeline

April 15, 1836
Uglerupshuse, Hørby, Tuse, Holbæk, Danmark (Denmark)
April 15, 1836
i hjemmet, til kirke 19 juni 1836 , Hørby kirke, Hørby, Tuse , Holbæk, Danmark (Denmark)
June 5, 1857
Uglerup, Hørby, Holbæk, Danmark (Denmark)
October 24, 1859
November 6, 1863
November 15, 1869
Spanish Fork, Utah, UT, United States
October 15, 1870
Spanish Fork, Utah, UT, United States
November 2, 1874
Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah, United States