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 Anne Pedersen <I>Jorgensen</I> Lovell

Anne Pedersen Jorgensen Lovell

Original Name Ane Jorgensen Anderson
Death 28 Jul 1920 (aged 96)
Oak City, Millard County, Utah, USA
Burial Oak City, Millard County, Utah, USA
Plot A-4-5
Memorial ID 69312 · View Source
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Full Name: Anne Pedersen Jorgensen Anderson Lovell

[Bio by Lynette Roper]
Ane was born in Sonderup, (Aarslev) Soro County Denmark, 18 March 1824. She was the daughter of Peder Jorgensen and Kirsten Hansen. She had 3 sisters, Anna Marie, Maren, and Sidse Kirstine and 2 brothers, Hans and Jens. At 10 years of age her father died. When she was 11 her mother died, leaving the children orphans. Ane was raised by her uncle's family.

Ane married Jens Andersen on 1 December 1846 at Taarnborg, (Svenstrup) Soro County, Denmark and their first son, Anders Peter, was born there 10 December 1847. A second son, Christian, was born at Vemmelev, Soro County, 19 February 1853. This family was converted by the L. D. S. Missionaries and joined the Church in Denmark. They left Copenhagen to join the Saints in Utah on 22 December 1853. Their baby being 10 months old. They left England 31 December 1853, on the sailing ship, "Jesse Munn". They crossed the plains in Hans Peter Olsen's company, who traveled in wagons sent from Salt Lake City for the emigrants who were without traveling facilities of their own. They arrived in Salt Lake City about the 4th of October 1854.

President Brigham Young found out that Ane's husband was an expert wheelwright and had brought with him a good set of tools so he sent the family to Fillmore as they were greatly in need of a person of that trade down there. The trip had been a long year of weariness, full of hardships and anxieties. Jens was not well when he reached Fillmore and he continued to grow weaker.

Ane gave birth to her third son, Joseph Smith on October 3, 1855. Jens passed away, leaving the mother and her three small sons unable to communicate a word of English. One of Ane's close neighbors, John Lovell, cared for her Danish family and John's sympathy developed into a sincere admiration for her, so on the 4th day of April 1857, with the permission of President Brigham Young, he and Ane were married.

John and Ane had 5 children Castina (Dean), Ann Elizabeth, Brigham, John Edmund and Sylvia. In March of 1860 on the advice of President Young, They first established a home in Deseret and 8 years later after much hardship established a home in Oak Creek, 22 miles east. It is recorded that Ane was the first white woman in the Indian territory of Deseret.

In 1874, the Oak City Relief Society was organized and Ane was chosen as first counselor to President Caroline Ely Partridge Lyman, an office she held for many years. In the early days of Oak City, the people of the town established a Co-Op store with Ane's son, Anders Peter Anderson as manager. He had to run his farm also, so his mother became the principal clerk. Ane kept the accounts in Danish, then each week Peter would put them in English.

Ane's husband, John Lovell, passed away on 13 January 1881, in her home in Oak City. She lived in her own home until she was 86 years old. She died July 28, 1920 at 96 years of age. She was buried in the Oak City Cemetery.

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  • Created by: Chad Nichols
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69312
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Anne Pedersen Jorgensen Lovell (18 Mar 1824–28 Jul 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69312, citing Oak City Cemetery, Oak City, Millard County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Chad Nichols (contributor 46813089) .