Ane Kjerstine Jensdatter

Female 1812 - 1883  (71 years)


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  • Name Ane Kjerstine Jensdatter 
    Born 3 Feb 1812  Kjaestrup, Heltborg, Refs, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 2 Mar 1812  Heltborg, Refs, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1 Jul 1883  Harrisville, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1980  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2015 

    Father Jens Michelsen Smed,   c. 29 Nov 1767, Ydby, Refs, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1839, Kjaestrup, Heltborg, Refs, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Maren Jensdatter,   b. Abt 1768, of Refs, Hurup, Refs, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1849, Heltborg, Refs, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married 5 Dec 1794  Hurup, Refs, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F332  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Christen Enevoldsen,   c. 18 Oct 1808, Bedsted, Hassing, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1867, Gettrup, Refs, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1837  Visby, Hassing, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Enevold Christensen,   b. 8 Oct 1838, Visby, Hassing, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1924, Visby, Hassing, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +2. Frederikke Lovise Christensen,   b. 3 Feb 1840, Visby, Hassing, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1885, Lynne Ward, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     3. Maren Christensdatter,   b. 15 Aug 1841, Visby, Hassing, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1842, Visby, Hassing, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Maren Christensdatter,   b. 4 May 1843, Visby, Hassing, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1929, Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     5. Jens Westergard,   b. 14 May 1845, Visby, Hassing, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1933, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     6. Karen Marie Christensdatter,   b. 10 Jan 1848, Visby, Hassing, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1848, Visby, Hassing, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Hans Westergard,   b. 6 Aug 1849, Visby, Hassing, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1897, Farr West, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F895  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Ane Kjerstine Westergard
    Ane Kjerstine Westergard

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Censuses:
      1870 US: Judging from this statement of her son Jens, she would appear to most likely be in Mt. Pleasant but she is not with the Swen Olsen family. Statement: "Went to Salt Lake City, took a trip to San Pete to visit my mother and my sister. I was back in Ogden by the first of April 1869 then went back to work on the railroad till it was completed. (See below for full quotation.)" One possibility however may be this entry in Mt. Pleasant 4th Ward, Sanpete, Utah, p. 83b, household 86, family 80, living by herself about 45 families away from her daughter Maren:
      Annie Christian, 55, keeping house, $300 real estate, $250 personal property, Den.

      1880 US: Fred Westergard per his email of 2 Feb 2003 indicates that he searched the US 1880 census for the Harrisville, 4th Ward of Ogden, and Mount Pleasant enumeration districts looking for Ane Kjerstine Jensdatter. The only one that looked close was Annie M. Jensen several doors after Swen Olson and Maren Christensen Westergard in Mt. Pleasant; however the age is not right and it appears to be a long shot that this is even the correct one. A look at the actual microfilm needs to be done. Also doing a full search in Weber and Sanpete counties of all "Annies" or variation of that name with a 10 year search either side of an 1812 birth in Denmark found the following:
      Anna Christensen living alone in Fairview, Sanpete, UT age 67 of Denmark.

      2. "Names of Persons and Sureties indebted to the Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company 1850 to 1877," http://www.jacksonfamilyhistory.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Doc030_PEF.pdf, p. 156, accessed 23 Apr 2014:
      Ann and Hans Westergaard - 1868.
      Jens Chr. Westergaard - 1868.

      BIOGRAPHY:
      1. According to Archive Record family group sheet for father as submitted by Mrs. Wanda Roos, last name also known as Smed (blacksmith). On TIB card for daughter Frederikke Lovise Christensen (see notes for FLC), temple notes mother's name as Anne Kirstine Jensen. This is per submittal of her son James Westergard. Dorthea Westergard Holland's fam. grp. record (copy on file with Kerry Petersen) shows "Anne Christine." Tombstone reads "Ane Kjerstine Westergard." Copy of birth record for dau. Frederikke shows name as Ane Kirstine Jensdatter.Obituary in Ogden paper for Friday, Dec. 22, 1933: "Funeral Services for James C. Westergard, 88, who died Thursday at 2.30am at the family home, 1950 Jackson avenue, will be conducted Sunday at 1:30 pm in the LDS 20th ward chapel with internment in Ogden City cemetery under direction of Lindquist and Sons Mortuary. Mr. Westergard was born in Denmark, May 14, 1845, a son of Christian and Anna Jensen Westergard. He came to America with his mother, crossing the plains with one of the last ox-team trains and arriving in Ogden in the fall of 1868..." Copy in posession of Kerry Petersen.

      2. In my files, I have a copy of "Emerald Isle Journals" prepared by Fred Westergard for the 2002 Westergard reunion. Using various sources, Fred has collected excerpts of the journals of various passengers who were on the same voyage from Denmark as was Ane Kjerstine Jensdatter (56) and her two sons, Jens (23) and Hans (18). These journals are too lengthy for this database, but I do herein summarize some pertinent information. (Also note that Fred prepared a similar typescript called "Kenilworth Journals" for Maren Westergard Olson of which I also have a copy on file.) They followed Maren (who sailed in 1866) by sailing from Copenhagen, Denmark on 13 Jun 1868 on the "Hansia or Hansa" arriving on 16 Jun 1868 at Kingston upon Hull, England. Owing to the large company on board they were very much crowded for space. From this point and in the evening of the same day they traveled by rail to Liverpool, England. Here they found accommodations in seven different hotels, where they, with the exception of one place, received anything but decent treatment because they had had next to nothing to eat. On 20 Jun 1868 they boarded the 1736 ton clipper sailing ship "Emerald Isle," commanded by a Captain Gillespie. They had a half day wait on the wharf because the carpenters had not completed their labors in making temporary berths for the passengers. Elder Hans Jensen Hals, and his counselors Elders James Smith and John Fagerberg presided over the company of 876 Saints (627 from Scandinavia and the rest from the British Isles). On June 26th the "Emerald Isle" sailed into the harbor of Queenstown to take fresh water on board, as a certain machine on the vessel used to distill seawater for culinary purposes was out of commission and could not speedily be repaired. On the 29th the ship left Queenstown, Ireland, but the voyage after that was anything but pleasant. This emigrating company of saints probably had the worst treatment of all emigrating companies because of lewdness of the crew and the stagnant water that caused much sickness. Fortunately it was the last company of Scandinavian Saints which crossed the Atlantic in a sailing vessel. From that time on only steamers were employed in the transportation of the Saints. No less than 37 deaths occurred on the voyage. Many of these, however, were caused by measles among the children, but the stagnant water, which all the passengers had to use, was undoubtedly the real cause of the heavy death rate. One comment by Hans Jorgenson about the "Emerald Isle" passage illustrates the general feeling expressed in most of the journals: "The treatment we had on board said vessel was anything but human. The captain and crew showed themselves as rough and mean towards us (especially Danish) as they could and the provisions did not by any means come up to the bargain. The shortest I can say about it is that this treatment was something like the Danish prisoners received in the 1807-1814. I for my part can never think on the deadly "Emerald Isle" but with the greatest disgust and hatred." The Saints held multiple meetings during the sabbath days in different parts of the ship and were divided into 13 wards, each with a presiding elder. Occasionally a dance would be held on deck. Schools were started in which the English were to teach the Scandinavians to read and speak the English language. They arrived in New York harbor on 11 Aug 1868 and after 3 days quarantine, landed at Castle Garden on 14 Aug 1868. On the same day a steamer conveyed the emigrants a few miles up the Hudson River, where they found shelter in a warehouse for a couple of days, while their baggage was being weighed by the railway station. On the 17th the journey was resumed by railway from New York and the emigrants traveled via Niagara, Detroit, and Chicago to Council bluffs where they arrived on the 21st. They stopped at Niagara and were able to see the falls. The following day, they were taken across the Missouri River on a rainy day by a steamboat and thence they traveled in cattle cars on the Union Pacific railroad to the end of the line arriving the morning of 25 Aug in Benton, Wyoming about 700 miles west from Omaha. Here the Church teams met the emigrants and took them to their camp on the Platte River, about six miles from Benton. On 31 Aug 1868, they began the rest of trip to Salt Lake City, Utah by church ox team of 62 wagons in Captain John G. Holman's company via Muddy Gap, Three Crossings, and the rest of the original Mormon Trail. The English Saints traveling with mule teams could ride, while the Scandinavians traveling with slow ox teams, walked most of the way to Salt Lake City. Sickness continued to rage among the Scandinavian emigrants with about thirty dead between New York and Salt Lake City. Jens left the company when it reached present day Echo, Utah and went down Weber canyon to Ogden where he went to work for the railroad. They with the rest of the company of approximately 650 people arrived in Salt Lake City on 25 Sep 1868 at about 9 o'clock in the morning. They camped temporarily in the Tithing Yard. See FHL films: 025686 - Perpetual Emigration Fund; 298442 - Crossing the Plains Index; 25692 - BMR, Book #1048, pp. 322-332, 370; 175654 - Customs. In the same typescript, Fred included the following biography of James (Jens) Westergard written by a granddaughter as follows: "Granfather James C. Westergard. This is some history grandfather told me about and I wrote it down. I must have been in grade school. 'Mother, myself, and Hans left Denmark the first week of June 1868. Crossing the North Sea to England took three days. Took the railroad to Liverpool. We were in Leverpool a week when we boarded a sailing vessel for America. We were on the Atlantic Ocean eight weeks and four days. Many took sick and 43 died on the ocean. We landed in New York 27 or 26 of June. We had a terrible storm at sea. We were in New York eleven days. Then took the railroad to Benton, Wyo. which was then the end of the U.P. railroad. Traveled 500 miles in 5 weeks when we landed in Utah. I left the company at Echo, Utah, 23 Sept. and went down to Weber Canyon to work on the railroad. I worked there a week before Christmas. Went to Salt Lake City, took a trip to San Pete to visit my mother and my sister. I was back in Ogden by the first of April 1869 then went back to work on the railroad till it was completed. After the railroad was completed all the white men were discharged except the foreman. They hired Chinamen. I went back to Omaha, Neb. Got work on the railroad again and worked two years. 17 Apr 1871, I married Mary Holst. In the spring of 1871 we left Omaha and went to Carbon, Wyo. working there for the Wyo. Coal Co. Was there a year. We moved back to Utah and bought a farm of 20 acres near North Ogden, Utah.'"

      3. As of about the year 2000, 1451 ancestors have been identified in the US living in 21 states per information derived by Wayne Westergard.

      BIRTH:
      1. Frances Darlene Day Harris letter of 28 Mar 1997. Kjaestrup is small village halfway between Visby and Heltborg about 2 kilometers either direction. Too small for it's own parish.

      CHRISTENING:
      1. FHL film # 053245; Heltborg Parish Record, 1771 - 1814, book 7, p 62.
      2. Viborg, Denmark Regional Archives; Heltborg Parish Records; Microfiche C118.10 plate 3 page 61b; sponsors are the daughter of Ole Hansen Anne Olesdatter of Kjestrup carried the Child, Niels Hoy, Christen Christensen Molle of Mardahl, the son of Peder Christensen Bak Povel Pedersen of Kjestrup. Christened at home 2 Mar and later in the church on 24 may 1812. Kjestrup today is spelled Kjaestrup.

      MARRIAGE:
      1. FHL film # 053246; Heltborg Parish Record, 1834 - 1866, book 9, p 135, marriage was performed at the Visby Church.

      2. Regional Archives in Viborg, Denmark; Visby Parish Records; microfiche C118.12 plate 5 page 135; Witnessess: Svend Jensen (Kjaer-stepfather of groom) and the father of the bride.

      DEATH:
      1. Per tombstone.

      BURIAL:
      1. Tombstone picture on file with Kerry Petersen from Ogden City Cemetery shows: Ane Kjerstine Westergard, Born Mar.2, 1812, Died July 1, 1883 "Gone but not Forgotten." Ogden City Cemetery, 1st Avenue between Center and South Streets.

      SOURCES_MISC:
      1. Archive Record Family Group Sheet submitted by Fermen J. Westergard, 2059 Van Buren Ave., Ogden Utah 84403 copy of which is in possession of Kerry Petersen. He references: "Film 9025 9024 Census paper 1840, 1845, 1850, 1855, and Fam. Rec."

      2. Per GEDCOM dated 6 jan 1999 of Wayne Westergard, 785 W 1300 South, Woods Cross, Utah 84087, phone 801-295-2906.

      ACTION:
      1. Check on 1880 census. See research note #1 above.