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 Rasmus Nielson Jeppesen

Rasmus Nielson Jeppesen

Birth
Denmark
Death 28 Jun 1896 (aged 76)
Mantua, Box Elder County, Utah, USA
Burial Mantua, Box Elder County, Utah, USA
Plot 22, 10
Memorial ID 151189 · View Source
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Born in Sigersted, Soro, Denmark. Jeppesen, Rasmus Nielson Armon Jensen. "Rasmus Nielsen Jeppesen Jensen, 1820–1896." Church Archives, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, UT. Audrey Jeppesen Bott. "Rasmus Nielsen Jeppesen." International Society, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, Salt Lake City. Susan Lee. "Life Sketch of Rasmus Nielsen Jeppesen and Peder Nielsen Jeppesen." 25 May 1988. L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. http://rsc.byu.edu/book/export/html/790 Legacy of Sacrifice: Missionaries to Scandinavia, 1872–94 Rasmus Nielsen Jeppesen(Rasmus Nielsen)1820–96 Residence: Mantua, Box Elder Co., UtahArrival date in Copenhagen: 17 November 1875Missionary labors: Copenhagen ConferenceDeparture date from Copenhagen: 22 June 1876Name of departure ship: OttoBirth date: 28 June 1820Birthplace: Sigersted, Sorø, Denmark

Father: Jeppesen, Niels
Mother: Rasmusdatter, Marie
1. Spouse: Hansen, Anne Marriage date: 14 December 1844 Marriage place: Sigersted, Sorø, Denmark
2. Spouse: Ottesen, Maren Christina Nielsen Marriage date: 4 March 1856, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah
3. Spouse: Bravandt, Emma Emilie Marriage date: 18 January 1857
4. Spouse: Ottesen, Ellen Catherine Marriage date: 19 June 1859 Marriage place: Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah
5. Spouse: Pedersen, Inger Larsen Marriage date: 5 January 1867 Marriage place: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah
6. Spouse: Alexander, Margretha Christina Marriage date: 31 July 1876 Marriage place: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UtahDeath date: 9 June 1896Death place: Mantua, Box Elder Co., UtahBurial place: Mantua, Box Elder Co., Utah

Rasmus had seven wives in all. Here they are:

1840 - Margaretha Christine Alexander, age 16. (He was 20)
1844 - Anne Hansen, age 17. (He was 24)
1845 - Mary Cristina Sorensen, age 27. (He was 25)
1857 - Emma Emilie Bravant, age 20. (He was 37)
1859 - Ellen Catherine Ottesen, age 16. (He was 39)
1867 - Inger Pedersen, age 27. (He was 47)
1876 - Margretha Christina Alexander, age 22. (He was 56)

Rasmus and his wife, Anne Hansen, were converted to the Mormon faith by Erastus Snow. They were baptized in 1853 and immigrated with their two sons to America in 1854 aboard the ship Cimbria. In Liverpool, they boarded the James Nesmith with 440 Scandinavian Latter-day Saints (see Jensen, "Rasmus Nielsen Jeppesen, 1820–1896," 1).After arriving safely in America, they traveled across the states to Utah. Rasmus buried a son on the banks of the Missouri River. He and his remaining family members arrived in Salt Lake City on 7 September 1855 (see Jensen, "Rasmus Nielsen Jeppesen, 1820–1896," 1). He and his family were one of the first twelve families to move to Mantua, Box Elder County. In Mantua, he worked as a brickmason. He is credited with making bricks for the Box Elder Court House located in Brigham City (see Jensen, "Rasmus Nielsen Jeppesen, 1820–1896," 2). He is also credited with being a First Lieutenant in the Box Elder Territorial Militia (see Bott, "Rasmus Nielsen Jeppsen," 4). From 1863 to 1877, he served in the branch presidency of the Mantua Branch (see Lee, "Life Sketch of Rasmus Nielsen Jeppesen and Peder Nielsen Jeppesen," 7). While a resident of Mantua, Rasmus was called to serve a mission in Scandinavia. He arrived in Copenhagen on 17 November 1875 and was assigned to labor as a traveling elder in the Copenhagen Conference. After completing an honorable mission, he boarded the steamer Otto with 405 emigrating Latter-day Saints (see Jenson, History of the Scandinavian Mission, 223, 225). After returning to Mantua, he was called to be a counselor to Bishop Peter C. Jensen (see Lee, "Life Sketch of Rasmus Nielsen Jeppesen and Peder Nielsen Jeppesen," 7). For a time, he also served in the Fifty-eighth Quorum of the Seventy (see Bott, "Rasmus Nielsen Jeppsen," 5). In 1883, he supervised the building of a ditch that began the construction of Teton Island Canal. The canal was eight feet wide and was completed in 1885 near Rexburg, Madison County, Idaho (see Carter, Our Pioneer Heritage, 4:260). Prominent in Mantua, he was not exempt from arrest for cohabitation. He attempted to hide from federal marshals in a haystack on the family farm but was captured, fined, and sentenced on 27 May 1889 by the First District Court of Ogden (see Jenson, LDS Church Chronology, 27 May 1889). He died in 1896 in Mantua at age seventy-six (see Bott, "Rasmus Nielsen Jeppsen," 6).
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Children with 1. Anna Hansen Jeppesen
son: Hans Neilson Jeppesen (1846-1914)
wife: Karen Marie Pederson Jeppesen (1848-1915)
Children with 3. Emma Emilie Bravandt Jeppesen
son: John Peter Jeppesen (1859-1922)
dau: Emma Emelia Ricks (1861-1929)
dau: *Annie Marie Abbott (1867-1938)
son: **Conrad Nielsen Jeppesen (1871-1955)
dau: Caroline S Jeppesen (1874-1879)

Children with 4. Katherine Richards
son: Charles Nels Jeppsen (1862-1942)
Children with 5. Inger Pedersen
son: Nels Christen Jeppsen (1868-1951)
dau: *Eliza J. Schow (1874-1956)
dau: **Christena Jensen (1873-1895)
dau: Sarah J. Jensen (1876-1972)
husband of both Sarah & Christena Jeppesen (above): James C. Jensen (1874-1915)
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  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 151189
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rasmus Nielson Jeppesen (8 Jun 1820–28 Jun 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 151189, citing Mantua Cemetery, Mantua, Box Elder County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Redriver (contributor 47269236) .