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Maren Madsdatter Christiansen
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Birth: Oct. 6, 1838, Denmark
Death: Feb. 8, 1920
Washington County
Nebraska, USA


Maren was born October 6, 1838, in Åstrup, Denmark and died February 8, 1920 in Orum, Washington, Nebraska. She was the daughter of Mads Nielsen (born 1815 in Vindblæs sogn, Randers, Denmark) and Dorthe Christensdatter. (Dorthe was born about 1796 in Rostrup, Hindsted, Nordjylland, Denmark. Dortha's mother was Maren Nielsdatter; born in 1776)

Maren Madsdatter married Niels Peter Christian Christiansen, son of Christian Christiansen, December 18, 1858 in Astrup, Aalborg, Denmark. He was born May 6,1831 in Denmark, and died March 5, 1913 in Orum, Washington, Nebraska.

Maren Madsdatter was born on October 6, 1838, in Åstrup, Denmark.

After Nels and Maren arrived in Philadelphia, PA, on October 30, 1889, they went across the US to Orum, Washington County, Nebraska with their son Peter. They brought their youngest daughter Maria with them. They settled in Orum, Washington County, Nebraska on a small place where they kept a few chickens, a couple of cows, etc. Later one of their daughters, Poulina Christiansen - Knutson, lived in their house until she died. In the 1900 census, Nels and Maren are listed as being married for 42 years, living in De Soto Twp, Washington County, Nebraska with their sons Jens and Christian. There was also a boarder by the name of Christina B. Hansen. Christina was Jens future wife.

Between 1845 and 1882, Nels Peter worked and lived on a large dairy farm in Denmark. Maren and Nels had 3 sons and 4 daughters. The 1900 census states they had eight children. The eighth and last time Maren was pregnant was at age 59, This baby was born in February 1898 and died February 28, 1898 at Orum Nebraska and is buried in an unmarked grave next to Nels and Maren's graves at the Lutheran Cemetery near Orum.

Maren died on February 8, 1920, in Washington County, Nebraska, at the age of 81. Cause of death was Bronchial Pneumonia. She is buried beside her husband Nels in the Lutheran Cemetary Row E 11 and 12.

The union of Nels and Maren Christiansen was blessed with eight children:

Dorothea M Christiansen Jensen
Christian "Chris" Christiansen
Nads Peter Christiansen
Jens James Christiansen
Nelsena "Sena" Christiansen Buchardt Wulf
Pauline M Christiansen Knutsen
Maria (Mary)Christiansen Lund
Infant Christiansen

Death certificate show:
Father: Peter Madsen; Born in Denmark
Mother: Dora
Maren died from bronchopneumonia after being sick for a week.

Note added by Photo Contributor Bill W:
The west face of Mary and Nels Christiansen's headstone. It is located near the north end of row E adjacent to their daughter's (Dorothea Jensen) plot.
Family links: 
  Niels Peter Christiansen (1831 - 1913)*
  Dorothea Marie Christiansen Jensen (1859 - 1904)*
  Christian Nielsen Christ Christensen (1862 - 1942)*
  Peter Nielsen Christiansen (1865 - 1951)*
  Jens Peter Christiansen (1868 - 1953)*
  Nelsena Marie Christiansen Buchardt Wulf (1872 - 1967)*
  Pauline Marie Christiansen Knutsen (1876 - 1963)*
  Maria C Christiansen Lund (1879 - 1919)*
  Baby Christiansen (1898 - 1898)*
*Calculated relationship
Lincoln Lutheran Cemetery
Washington County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Row E, No 11
Created by: Connie Schwindt Rumold
Record added: Sep 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97337430
Maren <i>Madsdatter</i> Christiansen
Added by: Bill W
Maren <i>Madsdatter</i> Christiansen
Added by: Bill W
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