Ane Margrethe <I>Pedersen</I> Fonnesbeck

Ane Margrethe Pedersen Fonnesbeck

Death 26 Mar 1900 (aged 79)
Smithfield, Cache County, Utah, USA
Burial Logan, Cache County, Utah, USA
Plot A_220_62_1
Memorial ID 72139876 · View Source
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Ane Margrethe was born in Snejbjerg, Denmark, to Peder Molsted Sorensen and Ane Marie Willadsen (a second spouse--first wife died).

She probably came down to Gjellerup looking for work and 'caught the eye of Jens Jensen Fonnesbech', a recent widower with five children ranging from the ages of 11-23. They married around June 2, 1843 in Gjellerup, Ringkobing, Denmark. He was about 48, Ane was around 23--the same age as Karen, his oldest child from his first marriage. (Bet that caused some friction!) They had nine children :

1. Marthinus Jensen Fonnesbech 1844-1918 (my great-grandfather)
2. Johann Peder (John Peter) Jensen Fonnesbech 1846-1929
3. Jens Christian Fonnesbech 1848-1858 buried in Denmark
4. Maren Jensen Fonnesbech 1850-1875 did not marry
5. Ane Marie Jensen Fonnesbech Pedersen Jensen 1852-1923
6. Christen Jensen Fonnesbech 1854-1910 stayed in Denmark
7. Troels Jensen Fonnesbech 1856-1939 emigrated to Australia
8. Jens Christian Jensen Fonnesbech 1858-1938
9. Christine Jensen Fonnesbeck 1861-1884 died in Salt Lake City about 4 months after arrival.

Jens died in 1865. In April of 1884 Ane followed her youngest son, Jens Christian, with her youngest daughter, Christine, to Utah--later more of her children and their families joined them. Her daughter Ane Marie had already joined him in Utah. Jens Christian built his mom a home in Logan. In her seventies, she taught herself to read and speak English by reading a book by Josephus Flavius, 37-95 A.D., a Jewish historian. Jens Christian said his own interest in good literature and philosophy was inspired by her and the environment she set up for her children. A good example for all her progeny.

[The last letter of the name FonnesbecH was changed to 'k' after coming to Utah.]



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