|Birth: ||Sep. 17, 1820, Denmark|
|Death: ||Dec. 31, 1886|
aka Kirsten Sandergaard Nielsen/Kristen Kjerstin Nielsdatter
Born in Tommerby, Lynge, Thisted, Denmark
Daughter of Neils Jensen Sand and Anna Maria Kirstine Beck
Married Christian Andersen, 4 May 1852, Vester Torup, Thisted, Denmark
Children - Andrew Christian Andersen, Niels C. Andersen, Mary Christine Andersen, Alma Andersen
History - Kristen was born in Denmark, 1820. She and her husband were baptized in 1858. They emigrated to America with their three children. They sailed on the ship, "Franklin," April 14, 1862. Sixty-two of the passengers died of measles.
They crossed the Plains with a wagon train in 1862, walking all the way. They settled in Salt Lake City, Utah for one year, then moved to Reese River, Nevada. They lived there for about two years, managing a way station for travelers.
While moving back to Utah, they passed the charred remains of a Pony Express Station, which had been attacked by Indians. They stopped at a campsite, her husband and son went to find water. Kristen and her daughters were in camp along when Indians approached them. She told the children to hide. She met them with dignity, offering them food, but they did not go. She tossed her featherbed onto the ground, and laid on it to show them its use. A council ensued, the loot gathered (the leader taking the featherbed), they rode away.
They settled in Hyrum, Utah. Kristen was a woman of great strength and courage. In later life, her health was poor, she passed away in Hyrum, Utah, 1886.
Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel
Christian C. Andersen (1824 - 1909)
Andrew Christian Anderson (1852 - 1931)*
Niels Cooper Andersen (1854 - 1937)*
Hyrum City Cemetery
Created by: SMSmith
Record added: Aug 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29247182