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Personal History of Caroline Jensen (Jensdatter) Andersen (1843 - 1907)

Photograph of Caroline Andersen in the early 1880's.

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1 Table of Contents
2 Short History
2a Conversion to the Gospel
2b Marriage and moved
2c Homemaker
2d Authorship
3 Genealogy program generated data for Caroline Jensdatter Andersen
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Short History

Personal History of Caroline Jensen (Jensdatter) Andersen Written by Emeline Anderson Engstrom, Daughter.


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Conversion to the Gospel

My Mother, Caroline Jensen Anderson, accepted the gospel in Denmark in 1863. At the age of eighteen years she began her journey across the plains by ox team, though she walked nearly all the way. Young; and strong, she was, and possessing; a great love and faith in her religion for which she was eager to make any sacrifice that might be required.

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Marriage and moved

Sometime after she reached Ogden, she married Peder Anderson, whom she had known in Denmark. They moved to Huntsville and pioneered land in the west of the town where they lived for many years.

My parents were hard-working thrifty people. After years of toil, they had a good farm, land, cattle and sheep. My mother worked in the fields during the day, binding the grain into bundles with thongs made from the stalks of grain, raking hay, loading and unloading, planting and picking potatoes, milking cows, and doing any and all kinds of work that men do. At night she worked in the home, washing, scrubbing, baking, spinning, and sewing for her family. Often I have awakened in the night to hear my Mother singing to the busy accompaniment, of the spinning wheel.

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Homemaker

She loved beautiful surroundings, and did so many little things to make the home pleasant and attractive. At one time she wanted to much to have curtains at her two small windows. There was no money or place in fact to buy material, and nothing in the house out of which they might be made except a very old quilt. She took the cotton from this quilt, washed it clean and white, corded it and spun it into thread. From this thread she knitted curtains.

She endured many trials and hardships, especially during the time polygamists were persecuted, when she saw her husband sent to prison three different times. During that time she was left with the responsibilities of farm, home, and children. But her faith never wavered in the gospel. It was as dear to her when she died as when she first accepted it.

She taught her children to love the gospel and respect those in authority over them. In all her lifetime, no matter how poor or in need, she had a small offering for her church or for someone less fortunate than herself. Until her death in 1907, she was a faithful member of the Relief Society of the Huntsville Ward. She loved this organization and was a faithful attendant at its meetings whenever possible.

Her family of nine children have been true to the gospel as she taught them, and are striving to live the lives of Latter-Day-Saints.

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Authorship

Written by Emmaline Engstrom Anderson

Relation - Daughter

Reader - Ora Engstrom Wheelwright

Camp 57, Mount Ogden


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Genealogy program generated data for Caroline Jensdatter Andersen

Caroline Jensdatter was born on 30 Sep 1843 in Lyngkrog, Vejrum, Ringkøbing, Denmark. She was christened on 8 Oct 1843 in , Vejrum, Ringkøbing, Denmark. She died on 22 Mar 1907 in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States from Meningitis. She was buried on 24 Mar 1907 in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States.

Caroline married Peder Andersen, son of Anders Nielsen and Inger Jacobsdatter, on 4 Nov 1866 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. Peder was born on 18 Sep 1834 in Gabs, Aulum, Ringkøbing, Denmark. He was christened on 21 Sep 1834 in , Aulum, Ringkøbing, Denmark. He died on 18 Jan 1933 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States from General debility. He was buried on 20 Jan 1933 in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States.

They had the following children.

  1 M David Anderson was born on 8 Apr 1866 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 1 Oct 1892.
      David married Sarah Rebecca Schow, daughter of Hans Sorenson Schow and Mary Nielsdatter, on 31 Mar 1892 in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. Sarah was born on 31 Mar 1870 in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States.
  2 M Joseph Andersen was born about 1867 in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States. He died about 1867.
  3 M Isack Andersen was born about 1867 in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States. He died about 1867.
  4 M Peter Albert Anderson was born on 29 Dec 1868 in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States. He died on 11 Jun 1965 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He was buried on 14 Jun 1965 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.
      Peter married Mary Jane Langlois, daughter of George Langlois and Mary Charlotte Ohlson, on 22 Apr 1891 in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. Mary was born on 24 Jan 1872 in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States.
  5 M Anders Anderson was born on 21 Feb 1871 in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States. He died on 9 Feb 1943 in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States. He was buried on 13 Feb 1943 in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States.
      Anders married Margrethe Elizabeth Sorendatter, daughter of Willard Richard Sorenson and Anne Katrine Lund, on 17 Dec 1903 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. Margrethe was born on 28 Apr 1885 in , , , Denmark. She died on 18 Feb 1948.
  6 F Emeline Anderson was born on 20 May 1873 in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 3 Aug 1952 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States from Coronary occlusion due to hypertension. She was buried on 6 Aug 1952 in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States.
      Emeline married Joseph William Engstrom, son of Mans Svensson and Caisa Lisa Jansdotter, on 22 Apr 1891 in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. Joseph was born on 16 Dec 1867 in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States. He died on 12 Aug 1949 in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States from Myocordial depgeneration due to senility. He was buried on 15 Aug 1949 in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States. He was rebaptized on 20 Apr 1891 at Utah. He worked as Farmer in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States.
  7 M Marius Anderson was born on 20 May 1876 in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States. He died about 1876.
  8 F Mary Anderson was born on 28 Feb 1878 in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 28 Dec 1967.
      Mary married Charles M Carstensen, son of Peter Cornelius Carstensen and Karen Peterdatter, on 2 May 1898 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. Charles was born on 15 Jun 1875 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He died on 10 Feb 1960.
  9 M John Christian Anderson was born on 29 Jul 1880 in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States. He died on 5 Feb 1951 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States from Coronary occlusion due to arteriasclerosis. He was buried on 8 Feb 1951 in Huntsville, Wber, Utah, United States.
  10 F Dorthea Anderson was born on 8 Jul 1882 in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 30 Oct 1976.
      Dorthea married John Arthur Stallings on 18 Jul 1900 in Of Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States. The marriage ended in divorce. John was born on 25 Dec 1880 in Eden, Weber, Utah, United States. He died on 1 Sep 1956 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.
      Dorthea also married Samuel H. Burt, son of James Burt and Ann Hughes, on 23 Jul 1945 in Of Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States. Samuel was born on 19 Oct 1881 in Liberty, Weber, Utah, United States. He died on 11 Jul 1948 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States from Probable heart failure due to coronary heart disease. He was buried on 14 Jul 1948 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.
  11 F Ana Malena Anderson was born on 19 Sep 1884 in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 2 Apr 1966 in Glendora, Los Angeles, California, United States. She was buried on 5 Apr 1966 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.
      Ana married Dr. Albert F Blair, son of Albert Edward Blair and Sarah Rachel Stocks, on 10 Dec 1914 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. Albert was born on 20 Feb 1889 in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States. He died on 19 Aug 1959.