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Documents of Else Cathrine/Kathrine Andersen/Christensen (1847-1923)

A collection of documents during the life of Else Cathrine/Kathrine Andersen/Christensen.

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Denmark Years (1847-1866):

1847 Record of Else's birth and christening (at the bottom of the page) in the Hvidbjoerg (Orum-Lodbjoerg) V.Aa, Denmark, Parish church (Lutheran), 9 February 1847: FHL film# 053080, item 2, Bk. 5 (1840-1859). According to her granddaughter, Virginia Christensen Keeler (1901-1970) in her extensive family history, Some Christensen's Who Came from Thy, published by J. Grant Stevenson, Provo, Utah, 1969, p. 67, the translation of this entry into English reads, as follows: Else Cathrine Andersen, born 9 Feb. 1847 in Kjallerup, Hvidbjerg Parish, Hassing District, Thisted county (Denmark), baptized at home, 10 Mar. 1847; Parents - Farmer Anders Christen Christensen and wife, Mette Kirstine Christensdatter.

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1852 (age 5) Family move to Norhaa from Hvidbjoerg, as per the Norhaa, Denmark, Parish records, 29 March 1852: taken from Virginia Christensen Keeler (1901-1970), Some Christensen's Who Came from Thy, published by J. Grant Stevenson, Provo, Utah, 1969, p. 74, based on documents in her possession at the time of writing the book.

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1861 (age 14) Else's confirmation in Norhaa, Denmark, April 1861: taken from Virginia Christensen Keeler (1901-1970), Some Christensen's Who Came from Thy, published by J. Grant Stevenson, Provo, Utah, 1969, p. 85, based on documents in her possession at the time of writing the book.

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Circa 1862 (age 15) Explanation of the subsequent name change to Else Kathrine Christensen: taken from Virginia Christensen Keeler (1901-1970), Some Christensen's Who Came from Thy, published by J. Grant Stevenson, Provo, Utah, 1969, p. 86, which explanation, as she indicates in her preface, is based on documents and artifacts in her possession at the time of writing the book.

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1865 (age 18) Else's L.D.S. baptism in Bested, Denmark, 25 January 1865: taken from Virginia Christensen Keeler (1901-1970), Some Christensen's Who Came from Thy, published by J. Grant Stevenson, Provo, Utah, 1969, p. 112, based on documents in her possession at the time of writing the book.

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1866 (age 19) The marriage of Else and Laurs in Aalborg, Denmark, 22 April 1866: taken from Virginia Christensen Keeler (1901-1970), Some Christensen's Who Came from Thy, published by J. Grant Stevenson, Provo, Utah, 1969, pp. 169-170, based on documents in her possession at the time of writing the book.

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Immigration (1866):

1866 (age 19) Having departed Aalborg, Denmark, by water on 16 May 1866, to eventually reach Hamburg, Germany, via Copenhagen and Kiel (see Virginia Christensen Keeler (1901-1970), Some Christensen's Who Came from Thy, published by J. Grant Stevenson, Provo, Utah, 1969, pp. 174-178), the Christensen family left Hamburg on the British ship Kenilworth, 25 May 1866. As indicated below, they arrived at the Port of New York, 52 days later, on 16 July 1866. http://www.xmission.com/~nelsonb/ship_desc.htm#keniworth

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1866 (age 19) Information regarding the Atlantic crossing of the British ship Kenilworth, from Hamburg, Germany, to the Port of New York in 1866: New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957; Source Citation: Year: 1866; Arrival: New York, United States; Microfilm Serial: M237; Microfilm Roll: M237_268; Line: 2; List number: 804. Records of U.S. Customs Service, Record Group 36; National Archives, Washington, D.C. http://ancestry.com.

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1866 (age 19) Listing of Laurs (L. M.) and Else (shown as age 18) on the Kenilworth's passenger list: New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957; Source Citation: Year: 1866; Arrival: New York, United States; Microfilm Serial: M237; Microfilm Roll: M237_268; Line: 2; List number: 804. Records of U.S. Customs Service, Record Group 36; National Archives, Washington, D.C. http://ancestry.com.

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1866 (age 19) Details concerning the 1866 Abner Lowry Wagon Company in which the Christensen Family traveled to the Salt Lake Valley. http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneercompany/0,15797,4017-1-22,00.html

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1866 (age 19) Partial listing of the 1866 Abner Lowry Wagon Company, showing Elsie Katherine Christen Christensen (age 19) and Lauritz Mathias Christen Christensen (age 19), at the bottom of the page. http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneercompany/0,15797,4017-1-22,00.html

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Utah Years (1866-1923):

1870 (age 23) United States Federal Census for Manti Ward 4, Sanpete, Utah Territory, showing Christian (age 23), Elsa (age 23), Christian (age 3), and Andrew (age 1) Christianson : Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Manti, Ward 4, Sanpete, Utah Territory; Roll: M593_1612; Page: 50; Image: 102. http://ancestry.com.

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1871 (age 24) Else's' TIB card for the Endowment House in Salt Lake City, showing her endowment date as being 30 October 1871. The back side of the card reads: Mother: Mette Kirstine Christensen Hvid. Auth Bapt Corr: Temple Rec Book of Lauritz M. C. & Else Cathrine C. Christensen in Poss of Patron. FHL Film# 1059928

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1871 (age 24) Laurs' TIB card for the Endowment House in Salt Lake City, showing his endowment date as being 30 October 1871. The back side of the card reads: Auth Bapt corr: Temple Rec Book of Lauritz M. C. & Else Cathrine C. Christensen in poss of Patron. FHL Film# 1059930

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1871 (age 24) Extraction of 30 October 1871 Endowment House Sealing Records, showing information pertaining to Else and Laurs (Lewis): Found in Book G, pp. 282-283, FHL Film# 1,239,501.

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1880 (age 33) Extraction of United States Federal Census for Mayfield, Sanpete, Utah (the original document is of poor quality, and not easily read), showing M. C. (age 33), Elsey (age 35) Christiansen, and their seven children at the time (upper third of page): Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Mayfield, Sanpete, Utah; Roll: T9_1338; Family History Film: 1255338; Page: 453-1000; Enumeration District: 67; http://ancestry.com.

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1900 (age 53) United States Federal Census for Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, showing Lars C. (age 52), Alcie K. (age 53) Christensen, and other household members at the time: Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Gunnision, Sanpete, Utah; Roll: T623_1686; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 124; http://ancestry.com.

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1903 (age 56) Abstraction of Gunnison Ward Records, Sanpete, Utah, showing the birth dates and ordinance dates for Lars M. C. , and Else C. Christensen family members, part 1: HBLL-FHL, GS Film #025977, Gunnison Ward Records, Record of Members 1861-1903.

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1903 (age 56) Abstraction of Gunnison Ward Records, Sanpete, Utah, showing the birth dates and ordinance dates for Lars M. C. , and Else C. Christensen family members, part 2: HBLL-FHL, GS Film #025977, Gunnison Ward Records, Record of Members 1861-1903.

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1910 (age 63) United States Federal Census for Manti, Sanpete, Utah, taken 27 April 1910, showing Lars M. (age 62), Elsie K. (age 63), and Elvena Christensen (age 23) at bottom of page: Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Manti, Sanpete, Utah; Roll: T624_1608; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 155; Image: 276; http://ancestry.com.

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1910 (age 63) United States Passport Application, submitted on 16 July 1910, showing Lars M. C. and Elsie K. Christensen prior to their trip to Denmark, indicating their Date of Naturalization, 20 February 1882...before the First Judicial District Court...at Provo, Utah. Also interesting is the physical description of Laurs (Lars) included in the application, which was filled out by their son, Andrew B: Passport Applications, 1795-1905; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1372, 694 rolls); General Records of the Department of State, Record Group 59; National Archives, Washington, D.C., http://ancestry.com.

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1910 (age 63) Passenger List for the S.S. Canada, departing Liverpool, England, on 23 October 1910, showing Lars M. C. and Elsie Kathrine Christensen returning back to the United States at the end of their trip to Denmark (at the bottom of the page), again indicating their United States citizenship status as of 20 February 1882. http://ancestry.com.

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1920 (age 72) United States Federal Census for Manti, Sanpete, Utah, showing Lew M.C. (age 72), and Elsie K. (age 72) Christensen: Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Manti, Sanpete, Utah; Roll: T625_1864; Page: 23B; Enumeration District: 107; Image: 433 (enumerated 27 January 1920); http://ancestry.com.

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1923 (age 76) Death Certificate for Else, who died 19 November 1923 at Manti, Sanpete, Utah, of causes unknown but natural: http://images.archives.utah.gov/data

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1923 (age 76) Obituary for Else in the 23 November 1923 issue of the Manti Messenger listing her death under the name of Ellse Catherine Christensen: found at the BYU-HPLL-FHL M-31 newspaper section, in the Manti Messenger (3 Aug 1923-13 Aug 1926).

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1923 (age 76) Else's burial location in the cemetery at Manti, Utah: from Utah Cemetery Inventory, database on line, http://ancestry.com.

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