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 Anna Jenson Fredricksen

Anna Jenson Fredricksen

Death 13 Sep 1929 (aged 88)
Mount Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah, USA
Burial Mount Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah, USA
Plot A_65_4_2
Memorial ID 142734 · View Source
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Anna was born Jan 26, 1841 Kornheddinge Estate, Kyrkheddinge, Malmohus,Sweden

Daughter of Per Jenson or Jonsson and Hanna Hannsdotter or Hanson

Married Lars Peter Fredricksen March 11 1864 in Mt Pleasant,Utah.

Anna, her brother, Nils (Peter) and mother, Hannah Jensen, came to Utah with the John Vancott Co. in 1862 (this original history says it was after her father died in Sweden, but there is a note in the column next to this that indicates he may have died later, but no reason or documentation was mentioned).

They traveled from Copenhagen to Kiel aboard "Waldemar," and from Kiel to England on the "Brittania" or Eugenia". Then from Liverpool to New York aboard "Monarch of the Sea". (Wanda Taylor history). Her twin sister, Hannah, came in 1871 after her husband and children's deaths. Apparently another sister, Fredrika (Mrs. Charles Benson of Los Angeles, CA), also came to America.

Anna was disinherited because she joined the church and refused to marry an older man her father had picked for her. Her brothers had received their inheritance earlier and Anders came to Utah in 1859 in the Rollin's Handcart Co.

Life in Utah was hard, very different from life in Sweden (father, Per Jonsson was a Juryman) with money, servants, beautiful large home with huge lawns and many beautiful flowers. (They had not been used to hard work and life on the trail west was difficult - making fires, etc.)

Anna was tall, thin, and had brown eyes. Lars was sandy blond with blue eyes. Their children said they were a handsome couple when they were young. They truly loved each other.

Anna took care of her mother, Hanna Hanson/Jensen, for ten years because she had a stroke and was paralyzed.

Anna's brothers, Nils (Peter) and Andrew, apostatized from the church with others at the time of the United Order.

Anna and her twin sister Hannah celebrated their 82nd birthdays together. Anna claims to be 1/2 hour older. Anna had 2 sets of twins. Her twin sister's first babies were twin boys.

At 82 they were usually well, active and exceptionally alert mentally. Both were known for their mass of blooms in their old fashioned flower gardens. Anna was especially successful in her cultivation of roses. Anna was an excellent seamstress and taught sewing. All of her children sewed well also. In Sweden she had been trained as a tailor's tailor. Her clothes from Sweden were beautiful. She was well educated.

Anna never left the church but was disenchanted how the Order was run. She never lost her testimony nor her faith in God. (from News Article, Thelma Tuttle and Wanda Taylor histories).




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  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 142734
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Anna Jenson Fredricksen (26 Jan 1841–13 Sep 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 142734, citing Mount Pleasant City Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Toby@fairstone (contributor 48112119) .