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Photographs of Laurs/Lauritz or Lars Mathias Christian Christensen (1847-1928)

A collection of photographs relative to the life of Laurs/Lauritz or Lars Mathias Christian Christensen.

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Images of Laurs and His Two Wives, Else Cathrine/Kathrine Andersen/Christensen and Sorena Thyring Nielsen:

1866 (age19): Laurs M. C., first view, at the time of his marriage to Else, 22 April 1866.

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Circa 1887 (age 40): Laurs M. C., second view, middle age.

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1890: Else Cathrine/Kathrine Andersen/Christensen, Laurs' first wife, as she appeared at age 43, in 1890, at the time of her first trip back to Denmark.

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1897 (age 50): Laurs M. C., third view, at the time of a four generation photo made in Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah.

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1924 (age 77): Laurs M. C., fourth view, as he appeared on 21 November 1924, the date of his marriage to Sorena, his second wife.

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1924: Sorena Thyring Nielsen, Laurs' second wife, as she appeared at age 66, on 21 November 1924, the date of her marriage to Laurs.

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Circa 1927 (age 80): Laurs M. C., fifth view, as he appeared around 1927 at age 80.

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Family Group Pictures:

1865 (age 18): Christian and Karen Christensen family, Kobberod, Thisted, Denmark, 1865, L to R: Petrine (Trina), age 8, Karen, age 39; Maren, age 16; Pouline, age 10; Laurs, age 18; Nielsine (Sena), age 3; Christian, age 48.

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1866 (age 19): Double wedding picture, 22 April 1866, Aalborg, Denmark: Else Cathrine/Kathrine and Laurs M. C. Christensen (on right) with Laurs and Maren Myrup (on left).

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Circa 1897 (age 50): Four generation photo, L to R: Joseph (1871-1926), Laurs' son, age 26; Harold (1894-1968), Joseph's son, age 3; Laurs (1847-1928), age 50; Christian (1817-1899), Laurs' father, age 80.

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1907 (age 60): Laurs M. C. and Else Kathrine Christensen Family reunion picture, Gunnison, Utah, 1907, celebrating Laurs' 60th birthday. (For a photo showing each individual labled, see 1907 Extended Family Picture (with names)

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1917 (age 70): Laurs M. C. and Else Kathrine Christensen Family picture, Gunnison, Utah, October 1917, at funeral gathering for their son, Christian (1867-1917). (For a photo showing each individual labled, see 1917 Extended Family Picture (with names)

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After 1917 (age 70): Laurs M. C. and Else Kathrine Christensen Family photos, showing children along with their spouses.

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1924 (age 77): Laurs M. C. and his second wife, Sorena Thyring Nielsen wedding photo, Manti, Utah, 21 November 1924.

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Circa 1927 (age 80): Laurs and one of his granddaughters.

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Places Important to Laurs during His Lifetime:

Map of Denmark, showing Thisted and Alborg in yellow, at the top of the page.

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Aerial view of northwestern Denmark taken in July 1989, showing multiple farmsteads.

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Composite Internet maps of Utah: The map on the left shows Sanpete County in the center of the state. The map of Sanpete County on the right shows various towns important to Laurs during his lifetime.

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Endowment House (1855-1889), Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Manti Temple, dedicated May 1888. (Photo by Glen L. Ricks, taken from Temple on a Hill by Glen R. Stubbs, Ricks College Press, Rexburg, Idaho, 1976.)

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