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Personal History of Peder Anderson (1834 - 1933)

Personal History and other items of interest for Peder Andersen (1834 - 1933).

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1 Table of Contents
2 Personal History for Peder Andersen (1834 - 1933)
2a Birth and 1st marriage
2b Conversion
2c Emigration to America
2d Early years in Utah
2e Other wives
2f Other employment
2g Missionary Efforts
3 Airplane Ride
3a Headline
3b Newspaper Article
3c Follows Progress
3d Land Price Low
4 Interview with Darwin Engstrom, grandson
5 Genealogy program generated Data for Peder Christian Andersen
5a First wife - Larsina Tingsgaard
5b Second wife - Caroline Jensdatter
5c Third wife - Birte Christine Thompsen
5d Fourth wife - Sophie Eklund
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Personal History for Peder Andersen (1834 - 1933)

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Birth and 1st marriage

PEDER ANDERSON, the son of Anders Nielsen and Inger Jacobsen, was born in Gabs, Aulum Ringkøbing, Denmark on September 18, 1834. At the age of 20 he began learning the trade of wagon and carriage maker, and two years later moved to the city of Randers where he worked at his trade and married Larsine Thingesgard. Ten children were born to them, five in Denmark and five in America.

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Conversion

It was in the city of Marriager that he heard the gospel for the first-time, preached by a blacksmith who lived in that town. Later he heard the missionaries, and on the 15th of July, 1860 was baptized into the church by a missionary named Rasmus Nielsen, President of the Allboy Conference. His wife also became a member of the church. As soon as they joined the church their parents and friends became very bitter towards them.

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Emigration to America

They desired greatly to come to Zion. One of the Saints offered to lend them the money, and in the Spring of 1863, the family began its journey to Zion. They crossed the North Sea arriving in Grims1ey, England, where they boarded a train for Liverpool. They took the Sailship B. S. Kimball, and after six weeks landed in New York. Their food while on the ocean consisted chiefly of biscuits and a little soup. From New York they rode in cattle cars to the Mississippi River. They rode on a riverboat to Florence, which at that time was Winter Quarters. After spending three weeks at this place, they started for the West with ox teams, traveling about twenty miles a day in the company of Captain L. F. Sanders.

On the 5th of September 1863, this family arrived in Salt Lake City, after enduring numerous hardships.

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Early years in Utah

A man whom Peder Anderson had previously known in Denmark gave him work as soon a he arrived at Salt Lake City and a room, where for the time he could care for his wife and children. He remained there for a year and a half, then went to Ogden and rented a farm in Harrisville tor one year. The following year, 1866, was very prosperous while he worked for Bishop West at a flour mill on Washington Avenue.

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Other wives

In this same year he took a second wife, Caroline Jensen, and moved to Huntsville where he bought a farm which he soon sold and bought another one in the West part of town where he lived for many years. He also worked at wagon making and blacksmithing.

Caroline Jensen Anderson bore him eleven children. She died in 1907.

His third wife was Bertha Kirstine Thomassen, who had nine children.

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Other employment

For a number of years he ran a small grocery store at Huntsville. In 1911 he moved to Ogden where he continued to run a grocery store for sometime. He is ninety-five years old at present and enjoys comparatively good health.

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Missionary Efforts

He took the opportunity whenever possible to preach the gospel, and before leaving Denmark had the pleasure of baptizing five people whom he had converted.

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Airplane Ride

Caption over picture: Peter C. Anderson hopes to take another air voyage when he reaches the century mark,

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Headline

ENJOYS TOUR IN AIRPLANE AT AGE OF 96

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Newspaper Article

Wagon Maker of Early Days is Fond of New Travel Devices. by Wells R. McBride

Peter C. Anderson, a near centenarian, went on an airplane flight from the Ogden airport over the city and suburbs through the courtesy of Dean Brimha11, president of the Utah Pacific Airways, Inc., and J. C. Brown, city engineer, last Sunday afternoon. In September of this year Mr. Anderson will be 96 years old. He was born in Denmark in 1834 and came to Weber county 1863 where he has since resided most of the time in Weber County and many years in Ogden. He said he fully expects to live to be a hundred years or more of age, and considering his robustness and vigor, it seems quite probable that he will do so. He is in good health and aside from deafness, has no ailments.

The airplane flight was quite a thrill to him and yet he looked upon the experience as but one more adjustment to changing travel facilities. He was unafraid and observed with great interest the easy movement of the plane, piloted by Ernie Longbrake. A large enclosed monoplane was used. With him was a granddaughter, Ruth Carstensen.

"he plane rode so easily," he said, "that I could hardly realize that I was up in the air and moving a1ong at such speed. The city below looked like a cluster of doll houses and everything seemed so different -lot of difference between that ride and ones I had taken in a dead-axle wagon, driven. by ox teams. It was charming to me and one that I have longed for in the past year."

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Follows Progress

Mr. Andersen used the ox team extensively in the early days and took quite a delight in it, for it was better as he expresses it, than walking, along the highway, pulling a hand cart. From the ox team he turned to the horse and mule-drawn vehicle, including rubber-tired buggies. When the bicycle .came into vogue he mounted one and made his way abreast of the times. Then came the automobile and he bought one, using it in business. He was told after his airplane ride that when he is a hundred years old he would be given another ride in a more improved plane to which he replied, "That's fine, I will be on hand to make-the trip." He said that should the opportunity be afforded he would try the submarine.

Mr. Anderson was a wheelwright in his earlier days and did so much of that kind of work that he was designated as "Wagonmaker Anderson." He used an automobile until about seven years ago when he felt that it was not altogether safe for him to operate one. During the time that he used a car he did practically all his own repair work.

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Land Price Low

He lived in Weber county since his arrival in 1863, except for a short stay in Salt Lake. At one time Mr. Anderson owned about 200 acres of land north of Canyon road and bordering Twelfth street, all which he says he sold for the modest sum of $390. It was thought that the land in that vicinity would never be of any great value.

Mr. Anderson is proud of a large progeny. He has 47 grandchildren and 57 great-grandchildren. He was a convert to the L.D.S. religion nearly 70 years ago and is still a member of the church in good standing. He resides on 'Washington avenue near Twenty-seventh street.

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Interview with Darwin Engstrom, grandson

This interview was conducted by Linda Rehart asking the questions. Darwin Engstrom responded with his answers from his memory of Peder Andersen who was Darwin's maternal grandfather. The interview was recorded on a cassette tape and then later was transcribed and edited by Linda Rehart. That document was entered into the computer by Donald Engstrom in June 2007.

Question: What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Grandpa Andersen?

Answer: Wagon wheels! Grandpa Andersen was a wagon wheel maker and I guess at one time quite a wealthy person and owned, I understand, about half of Ogden Valley at one time and was a polygamist and had three wives at one time and four all together and 18 children. He was well known in church history. I recall seeing him, but don't remember how old I was, probably 7 or 8 years old or less and he was about 80 some years old and he drove up to our house in Huntsville in a new, I believe, Essex automobile and he was quite active up until the time he died at the age of 97.

Question: What was he doing in the automobile?

Answer: He was selling World War I books, history books, I think, on World War I.

Question: Did he live mostly up in Huntsville, or down in Ogden then?

Answer: No, Grandpa Andersen lived in Ogden, oh - almost ever since I can remember, and he was living with Aunt Mary Carstensen and he fell down the steps and broke two ribs and that probably is what caused him to die. Another time I remember when he was 95 years old he went out to the airport in Ogden and took a ride in an airplane and told the pilot, He says, "Well, I'll be back when I'm a hundred and have another ride."

Question: Do you remember any particular hobbies that he had.

Answer: No, I can't remember.

Question: Did he ever join in any family activities with you or did the brothers and sisters, his children ever get together?

Answer: Not that I know of, I was too young and he had left Huntsville before that time, but I imagine he did. He was real active in Church work. Naturally, I guess I was just too young to remember all that.

Question: Do you know if he belonged to any other type of organization besides Church?

Answer: No.

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Genealogy program generated Data for Peder Christian Andersen

Peder Andersen 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.

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First wife - Larsina Tingsgaard

Peder married Larsina Tingsgaard, daughter of Niels Thomsen Tingsgaard and Ane Kathrine Larsdatter, on 4 Nov 1856 in Aulum, Ringkøbing, Denmark. The marriage ended in divorce. Larsina was born on 14 Sep 1830 in Holstebro, Ringkøbing, Denmark. She was christened on 19 Sep 1830 in Holstebro, Ringkøbing, Denmark. She died on 4 Jun 1913 in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States from Senile Dimentia. She was buried in Jun 1913 in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States.

They had the following children.

  1 M Niels Andreas Andersen was born on 1 Aug 1857 in Holstebro, Ringkøbing, Denmark. He died on 2 Aug 1857 in , , Denmark.
  2 M Carsten Emil Andersen was born on 9 Sep 1858 in Mariager, Randers, Denmark. He died on 15 Sep 1858 in , , Denmark.
  3 M Carsten Mollar Andersen was born on 4 Oct 1859 in Mariager, Randers, Denmark. He died on 8 Oct 1859 in , , Denmark.
  4 M Hans Christian Andersen was born on 8 Jul 1860 in Mariager Randers, Denmark. He died on 4 Oct 1863.
  5 M Peter Joseph Andersen was born on 2 Jul 1861 in Holstebro, Ringkøbing, Denmark. He died in Aug 1861.
  6 M Niels Marian Andersen was born in Nov 1863 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died in Nov 1863.
  7 F Julien Amelia Andersen was born on 16 Oct 1866 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 27 Oct 1936 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States from Ajiallizing(?) - Cereboral Hemorhage. She was buried on 30 Oct 1936 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.
      Julien married Albert Andrew West, son of Chauncy Walker West and Adeline Amanda Wright, on 16 Apr 1887 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. Albert was born on 18 Jun 1862 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He died on 19 Apr 1894 in Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States. He was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.
      Julien also married David Cottier Lawson, son of Joseph Lawson and Ruth Margaret Greenway, in Never Married (1900). David was born on 6 Jul 1866 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He died on 2 Jan 1938.
      Julien also married Oscar Benjamin Curtis, son of Benjamin Kingman Curtis and Sarah Lavantia Card, on 21 Dec 1904 in Big Timber, Sweet Grass, Montana, United States. Oscar was born on 4 Jan 1858 in Tallmadge, Ottawa, Michigan, United States. He died on 22 Jan 1921 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States from Chronic intestinal nephritis. He was buried in Jan 1921 in Big Timber, Sweet Grass, Montana, United States.
      Julien also married Matthew Isaac Dinsdale, son of Jeffery Dinsdale and Alice Rushton, on 6 Jun 1929 in Of Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. The marriage ended in divorce. Matthew was born on 28 May 1865 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He died on 7 Aug 1951 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States from Bronchopneumonia & anteriocchistic heart disease. He was buried on 10 Aug 1951 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.
  8 M Nephi Andersen was born on 7 Sep 1869 in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States. He died on 22 Feb 1940.
      Nephi married Alta Estella Spence, daughter of Robert Spence and Amy Burger, on 7 Mar 1903. Alta was born on 3 Mar 1873 in Kingston, Tuscola, Michigan, United States.
  9 F Inger Andersen was born on 8 Mar 1871 in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 3 Mar 1907 in Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States. She was buried in Forestvale Cemet, Helena, Lewis & Clark, Montana, United States.
      Inger married Lars Nielsen Jespersen. Lars was born about 1871.
  10 F Rozina Matilda Andersen was born on 10 Apr 1873 in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States. She died about Jan 1874.
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Second wife - Caroline Jensdatter

Peder also married Caroline Jensdatter, daughter of Jens Davidsen and Maren Andersdatter, on 4 Nov 1866 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. Caroline 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.

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 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.
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Third wife - Birte Christine Thompsen

Peder also married Birte Christine Thompsen, daughter of Niels Thomassen and Maren Hansen, on 8 Jul 1880 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. Birte was born on 9 Oct 1863 in Vejlby, Aarhus, Denmark. She died on 29 Jun 1896 in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States.

They had the following children.

  1 F Josephine Anderson was born on 31 Mar 1881 in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 21 May 1951.
      Josephine married Sofus Mollerup on 27 Apr 1898. Sofus was born about 1881.
      Josephine also married Jacob Wangsgard on 18 Mar 1905. Jacob was born about 1881.
      Josephine also married Butler. Butler was born about 1881.
  2 F Rosina Matilda Anderson was born on 20 Sep 1882 in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 26 Sep 1945.
      Rosina married Gustaf Andrew Peterson on 15 May 1900. Gustaf was born about 1882.
      Rosina also married Frank Sorensen. Frank was born about 1882.
      Rosina also married Minard. Minard was born about 1882.
  3 F Anne Magreta Anderson was born on 19 Mar 1884 in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 1 Mar 1980.
      Anne married Julius Huntley White on 6 May 1905. Julius was born about 1884.
  4 F Johanna Marie Anderson was born on 1 Jul 1886 in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 21 Aug 1973.
      Johanna married Erle W Staley. Erle was born about 1883 in Of Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States.
  5 M Albert Niels Anderson was born on 8 Apr 1888 in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States. He died on 8 May 1915.
      Albert married Milda Thomas on 18 Aug 1914. Milda was born about 1888.
  6 M Thomas Julius Anderson was born on 8 Dec 1890 in Kanesville, Davis, Utah, United States. He died on 12 Mar 1970 in Coronado, San Diego, California.
      Thomas married Frances R Brooks on 15 Apr 1914. The marriage ended in divorce. Frances was born about 1890.
      Thomas also married Maude Violet Wecker on 29 Jun 1916. Maude was born about 1890.
  7 M Peter Marinus Anderson was born on 27 Sep 1892 in Kanesville, Davis, Utah, United States. He died on 16 Jul 1971 in Albany, Albany, New York, United States.
      Peter married Lizzie Ann Dickerson on 1 Feb 1912 in Wilson Lake, Weber, Utah, United States. The marriage ended in divorce. Lizzie was born on 7 Mar 1896 in Frankfort, Franklin, Kentucky, United States. She died on 26 Aug 1975 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She was buried on 30 Aug 1975 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.
      Peter also married Edna Marie Danielson on 11 Jul 1921. Edna was born about 1892.
  8 M Hans Lawrence Anderson was born on 8 Oct 1894 in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States. He died on 20 Nov 1948.
      Hans married Hazel Dye on 3 Jun 1912. Hazel was born about 1894.
      Hans also married Louise Roberto on 9 Mar 1917. Louise was born about 1894.
  9 F Bertha Anderson was born on 11 Jun 1896 in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States. She died in Aug 1896.
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Fourth wife - Sophie Eklund

Peder also married Sophie Eklund on 13 Oct 1898. The marriage ended in divorce. Sophie was born about 1838 in Gabsfluss, Avlum, Ringkobing, Denmark.