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Jacob Bastian

  • Birth 14 Mar 1835 Denmark
  • Death 20 Apr 1924 Washington, Washington County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Washington, Washington County, Utah, USA
  • Memorial ID 52267

He is son of Bastian Sorensen and Maren Olsdatter

Jacob Bastian was also the grandfather of Philo Taylor Farnsworth (1906-1971), inventor of the television. Philo's mother was Serena Amanda Bastian, daughter of 3rd wife Christina Hansen.


Husband of four wives. He married Gertrude Petersen (1834-1857)

2nd Wife
He was married to Johanne Marie Sander (1835-1918). Their children are
1. Jacob 1858-1925
2. Gearsen S. 1860-1934
3. Gertrude J. 1861-1862
4. Katrine Mariea 1863-1925
5. Maren Olivia 1865-1866
6. Karen Malvina (9 Jul 1867-13 Feb 1892)
7. Emma Johanne 1869-1948
8. Julia 1871-1962
9. Bastian Soren 1873-1947
10. Alminda 1875-1959


Third Wife
He was married to Christine Hansen (1845-1929). Their children are
1. Laura Christine 1862-1925
2. Charles Jacob 1867-1948
3. Martha Catherine 1868-1870
4. Hannah Sophia 1871-1877
5. Margrethe 1873-1874
6. Lewis Hansen 1875-1950
7. Caroline Gertrude 1877-1883
8. James 1879-1879
9. Serena Amanda 1880-1960
10. Jacob Wilford 1882-1964
11. Roetta Celesta 1884-1942
12. Christa Eiza 1886-1964

4th Wife
He was married to Mette Marie Sander (1848-1910). Their children are
1. Sander Jacob 1868-1869
2. Joseph 1869-1870
3. Erastus S. 1872-1941
4. Jacobine Marie 1874-1889
5. Mary Johanna 1877-1962
6. Hyrum 1879-1880
7. Hans Tegerson 1883-1916
8. Andrew V. 1886-1902
9. Niels S. 1888-1976



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1880 United States Federal Census

Name: Jacob Bastian
Home in 1880: Washington, Washington, Utah
Age: 45
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1835
Birthplace: Denmark
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Johannah
Father's birthplace: Denmark
Mother's birthplace: Denmark
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White Gender: Male

Household Members: Name Age
Jacob Bastian 45
Johannah Bastian 45
Gasson Bastian 19
Strena Bastian 17
Karen M. Bastian 12
Emma J. Bastian 11
Jacobeena Bastian 9
Bastian S. Bastian 7
Alminda Bastian 5
M. Maria Bastian 33
Erastus Bastian 7
Jacobeena Bastian 5
Mary J. Bastian 2
Hyrum S. Bastian 6M
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1900 United States Federal Census

Name: Jacob Bastian
Home in 1900: Washington, Washington, Utah
Age: 65 Birth Date: Mar 1835
Birthplace: Denmark Race: White
Ethnicity: American Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1857
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Denmark
Mother's Birthplace: Denmark
Spouse's Name: Johanna M Marriage Year: 1857
Marital Status: Married Years Married: 43
Residence : St. George City & Washington City, Washington, Utah

Household Members: Name Age
Jacob Bastian 65
Johanna M Bastian 64
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1920 United States Federal Census

Name: Jacob Bastian [Jacob Bastiam]
Home in 1920: Washington, Washington, Utah
Age: 84 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1836
Birthplace: Denmark
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Christina H
Father's Birth Place: Denmark
Mother's Birth Place: Denmark
Marital Status: Married
Race: White Sex: Male
Year of Immigration: 1851
Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes

Household Members: Name Age
Jacob Bastian 84
Christina H Bastian 74
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  • Maintained by: Max Turpin
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 52267
  • Shannon Miller
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob Bastian (14 Mar 1835–20 Apr 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52267, citing Washington City Cemetery, Washington, Washington County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Max Turpin (contributor 46863402) .