Peter Miller Jensen, 1842

Peter Miller JensenEssential Information

Born: 6 Dec 1842, Raadvad (Rådvad), Hansted, Skanderborg, Denmark
Married: 20 Feb 1884, Sarah Ann Elsene Mortensen St. George, W, Utah, USA
Died: 29 Mar 1930, Union, Salt Lake, Utah, USA – Burial in Murray City Cem, Salt Lake, Utah, USA, Burial: 1 Apr 1930
Temple Ordinances Performed:
Temple Ordinances Needed:
Father: Anders Jensen
Mother: Ane Kristine Rasmussen
Children: , Una Florizell Jensen

Peter married Mary Pedersen in 1867, and she lived until 1903. While married to her, Peter married Sarah Mortensen 24 Mar 1882, one day after the Edmunds Act was passed, which made polygamy officially against the law.

p 22_5 Peter M_amp_Sarah E MortensonJensen

Peter was a farmer.

The name Peter Jensen, age 22, appears on the passenger list for the ship, Monarch of the Sea, leaving Liverpool 26 April 1864, and arriving in the United States 3 June 1864. The name, birthplace, and age fit our ancestor.

According to the book, Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 8:

Scandinavian Immigration-1864

On April 10th, 1864, at 5 p.m. the Swedish steamer L. L Bager sailed from Copenhagen, carrying 350 emigrants from Sweden and Norway and some from the Fredericia Conference, Denmark, in charge of Johan P. R. Johansen. This company of Saints went by steamer to Lubeck, thence by rail to Hamburg, thence by steamer to Hull, in England, and thence by rail to Liverpool, where the emigrants joined another company of emigrating Saints which sailed from Copenhagen three days later.

On April 13, 1864, the English steamer Sultana sailed from Copenhagen, Denmark, with 353 emigrants from the different conferences in Denmark, excepting a few from Fredericia, who, on account of the war, went directly to Hamburg. This company was in charge of President Jesse N. Smith, a returning missionary. Elder John Smith, who because of poor health had labored in the mission office in Copenhagen, and Christoffer Holberg, who had labored in Sweden, also sailed on the Sultana, returning to their homes in Zion. The following elders were among the emigrants: Niels C. Edlefsen, Peter C. Geertsen, Peter C. Carstensen, Nels C. Flygare, Anders Swedlund, Jens Hansen, Lars Nilsson, Anders Pontus Soderborg and Jens C. Olsen. A number of traveling elders also emigrated with this company, which, like the preceding one, went by way of Lubeck, Hamburg and Grimsby to Liverpool, where they were joined by the company that sailed from Copenhagen, April 10th.

On Tuesday, April 26th, the ship Monarch of the Sea cleared for sailing, and on Thursday, April 28th, sailed from Liverpool, England, with 973 souls on board. Patriarch John Smith was chosen president of the company with Elders John D. Chase, Johan P. R. Johansen and Parley P. Pratt, Jun., as his counselors. Elders were also appointed to take charge of the different divisions of the company. During the voyage there was considerable sickness and some deaths, mostly children. In the morning of June 3rd the Monarch of the Sea arrived at New York where the landing of the emigrants at Castle Garden at once took place. In the evening they boarded a steamer for Albany, N.Y., and from there they traveled by train to St. Joseph, Missouri; thence by steamer up the Missouri River to Wyoming, Nebraska, from which place most of the Scandinavian Saints were taken to the Valley by Church teams, of which 170 were sent out by the Church that season. Thus about four hundred emigrating Scandinavian Saints crossed the plains in Captain William P. Preston’s company of about fifty Church teams, that left Wyoming, Nebraska, in the beginning of June, and arrived in Salt Lake City, September 15, 1864.

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 8, pp 23-31

Peter Miller Jensen Death Certificate:

Peter Miller Jensen Death Certificate



Various accounts of the voyage

This more specific account was given by J. C. L. Breinholt:

Autobiography of J. C. L. Breinholt

More Sharing Services
. . . On the fourth of April I said goodbye to my parents and brothers and sisters in Nebsager Mark.

On the 6th of April, 1864 I bid adieu to my native land, Jutland. I left the city of Horsens on that day in company with Elder Peder Jensen of Raodred per. Horsens. This young man now lives in Parowan, Iron County. We were companions all the way from Horsen to Manti, San Pete, Utah.

We traveled by wagon from Horsen to Aarhus where we took steamer for Korsoer. We landed here in the afternoon and as we were wending our way from the harbor to the railroad station some urchins yelled at us calling us, “Mormon priests”. This we thought singular as neither of us had ever been on the island before (Sjaelland). We arrived in Copenhagen late in the evening of the eighth and I think we stayed in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, one week. We took the steamer from here to Altona; from there we traveled by rail to Hamburg where we stopped two or three days. While here, I had a spell of sickness but not serious. From Hamburg we went by steamer to Grimsby via Hull. From Grimsby by rail to Liverpool where we again laid over about a week waiting for our ship to get ready to take us on board. The ship that took us from Liverpool to New York was a large [p.9] sail ship and was called, Monarch of the Sea. There was on board about 1,000 Latter-day Saints; so, notwithstanding the size of the vessel we found ourselves pretty well crowded. Especially did we experience a great deal of inconvenience in the cooking department and it was chance work for many of us to get our meals cooked. I, for my part, however, did not suffer any as I had good health all the way. The trip across the Atlantic took us about 35 days. Having lost my notes which I pencilled down while on my journey here, I am unable to give exact dates. But I think we landed at Castle Garden, New York on the 1st or 2nd of June, where we stayed but a day and then continued our journey toward our destination by taking steamer up the Hudson River to the city of Albany, from which place we went by rail to St. Joseph in the State of Missouri. From there we embarked on a steamer which landed us on the west banks of the Missouri River at a place called Wyoming, [Nebraska] where we laid in waiting about three weeks before the ox trains from Utah arrived which were to take us across the dreary plains.

Instead of going with the Church teams, I and four other young men; namely, my partner and friend Peder Jensen, Niels L. Lund, Soren Thomsen and Charles Rovar, engaged ourselves as teamsters to a man from Manti by the name of Soren Christoffersen. . . . [p.10]

. . . We entered the valleys of the mountains by the way of Provo Canyon about the twelfth or thirteenth of October. We proceeded right on to Manti, the home of Soren Christoffersen, arriving there on the 10th of October, 1864. . . . [p.12]

BIB: Breinholt, J. C. L. Autobiography (formerly in Msd 2050), p. 10,12. (CHL)



Biography (copied from

This biography is a rough draft. It was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import and needs to be edited.


Date: 6 Dec 1842
Place: Raadved, Hansted, Skanderborg, Denmark[1]

Date: 29 Mar 1930
Place: Union, Salt Lake, Utah[2]

Date: 30 Dec 1842
Place: Raadved, Hansted, Skanderborg, Denmark

Date: 1 Apr 1930
Place: Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah[3]
Ancestral File Number


Date: 2 Jun 1870
Place: Parowan, Iron, Utah[4]
Date: 3 Jun 1880
Place: Parowan, Iron, Utah[5]
Date: 14 Jun 1900
Place: Parowan, Iron, Utah[6]
Date: 29 Apr 1910
Place: Union, Salt Lake, Utah[7]
Data Changed

Data Changed:
Date: 15 Aug 2009
Time: 16:37:39
Prior to import, this record was last changed 16:37:39 15 Aug 2009.


Format: JPG
File: ..\Pictures\Maude Pictures\Jensen, Peter Miller.JPG

Husband: Peter Miller Jensen
Wife: Mary Mortensen
Date: 6 Dec 1867
Place: Parowan, Iron, Utah

WikiTree profile Jensen-1277 created through the import of 6 Ancestor Gens, 1 Descendant Gen.ged on Feb 6, 2012 by Derek Maude. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Derek and others.
Source: S108 Title: Census: United States: 1870
Publication: Images Online at
Source: S109 Title: Census: United States: 1880
Publication: Images Online at
Source: S111 Title: Census: United States: 1900
Publication: Images Online at
Source: S1390 Title: Death Certificate: Jensen, Peter M.
Author: Utah State Board of Health
Text: 0003001839
State Board of Health File No: 612
County: Salt Lake
Precinct: #6
Village: Union
2. FULL NAME: Peter M. Jensen
(a) Residence: Union, Utah
Length of residence in city or town where death occurred: 29 yrs.
How long in U. S., if of foreign birth? 56 yrs.
3.Sex: Male
4. Color or Race: White
5. Single, Married, Widowed, or Divorced: Married
5a. Husband of (or) Wife of: Sarah M. Jensen
6. Date of Birth: December 6th, 1842
7. Age: 87 yrs. 3 mos. 23 ds.
8. Occupation of Deceased
(a) Trade, profession or particular kind of work: Farmer
(b) General nature of industry, business, or establishment in which employed (or employer):
(c) Name of Employer: Self
9. Birthplace: Denmark
10. Name of Father: Andrus Jensen
11. Birthplace: Denmark
12. Maiden Name of Mother: Christina Rasmussen
13. Birthplace of Mother: Denmark
14. Informant: G.A. Jensen; Address: Sandy, RD#3, Utah
15. Filed: Mar 31 1930; Niels Lind (Registrar)
16. Date of Death: March 29th, 1930
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from 3/10, 1930, to 3/29, 1930, that I last saw him alive on 3/10, 1930, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 8:05 am.
The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows: Senility (10 yrs.)
Contributory: Chr. Myocarditis (10 yrs.)
18 Where was disease contracted If not at place of death?
Did an operation precede death? No
Was there an autopsy? No
What test confirmed diagnosis? Physical Exam
(Signed) /s/ ?????, M.D.; 3/31, 1930; (Address) Midvale, Utah
19. Place of Burial, Cremation, or Removal: Murray City, Utah
Date of Burial: Apr. 1st, 1930
20. Undertaker: Deseret Mortuary Co. /s/ R.L. Buchanan
Address: 36 E. 7th So.
21: Registered Number: 7
22: No. of Burial Permit: 8
Format: jpg
File: ..\Pictures\Documents\Death Records\Death Certificate – Jensen, Peter Miller.jpg
Source: S54 Title: FamilySearch Internet Family Tree
Publication: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Source: S8 Repository: #REPO1 Title: Peder and Helena Sandersen Mortensen Family
Author: Jones, Fred & Mary (comp.)
Publication: 2007, Book on CD
Page: Part IV, Anders Jorgen, Page 1042; Part VIII, Mary, Pages 1582-1585
Repository: REPO1 Name: L. Derek Maude
Source: S88 Title: Census: United States: 1910
Publication: Images Online at
↑ Source: #S1390
Data: Date: 31 Mar 1930
↑ Source: #S1390
Data: Date: 31 Mar 1930
↑ Source: #S1390
Data: Date: 31 Mar 1930
↑ Source: #S108
Page: Utah Territory, Iron, District 7 Parowan, Page 7, Entry 29
Text: Page No. 7
Schedule 1.–Inhabitants in (7th District) Parowan, in the County of Iron, State of Utah, enumerated by me on the 2nd day of June, 1870.
Post Office: Parowan. James Brooks, Ass’t Marshal.
Entry: 29
1-Dwelling-House: 51
2-Family: 51
Name: Yensen Peter
Age at last birth-day: 27
Sex: M
Color: W
Profession, Occupation, or Trade of each Male Person over 15 years of age: Laborer
Value of Real Estate owned
Value of Real Estate: 200
Value of Personal Estate: 100
Place of Birth: Denmark
Father of Foreign born: /
Mother of Foreign born: /
If born within the year, state month:
If married within the year, state month:
Attended School within the year:
Cannot read:
Cannot write:
Whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or convict:
Constitutional Relations
Male Citizens of U.S. of 21 years of age and upwards: /
Male Cititzens of U.S. of 21 years of age and upwards where rights to vote is denied on other grounds than rebellion or other crime:
Date: 2 Jun 1870
Format: jpg
File: ..\Pictures\Documents\Census Records\1870 US Federal Census, Utah Territory, Iron, District 7 Parowan, Page 7.jpg
↑ Source: #S109
Page: Utah, Iron, Parowan, District 21, Page 4
Text: Page No. 4
Supervisor’s Dist. No. 136
Enumeration Dist. No. 21
Schedule I.–Inhabitants in Parowan, Parowan Precinct in the County of Iron, State of Utah enumerated by me on the 2nd & 3rd day of June, 1880.
/s/ Daniel Page, Enumerator.
Entry 12
In Cities
Name of Street:
House Number:
Dwelling houses numbered in order of visitation: 33
Families numbered in order of visitation: 33
Name of Person: Jenson M Petter
Personal Description
Color: W
Sex: M
Age at last birthday prior to June 1, 1880: 36
If born within the Census year, give the month:
Relationship … to the head of this family:
Civil Condition
Married: /
Widowed, Divorced (D):
Married during Census year:
Profession, Occupation or Trade: Farmer
Number of months this person has been employed during the Census year:
Is the person sick or temporarily disabled… If so, what is the sickness or disability?
Deaf and Dumb:
Maimed, Crippled, Bedridden, or otherwise disabbled:
Attended school within the Census year:
Cannot read:
Cannot write:
Place of Birth: Denmark
Place of Birth of the Father of this person: Denmark
Place of Birth of the Mother of this person: Denmark
Date: 3 Jun 1880
Format: jpg
File: ..\Pictures\Documents\Census Records\1880 US Federal Census, Utah, Iron, Parowan, District 21, Page 4.jpg
↑ Source: #S111
Page: Utah, Iron, Parowan, District 99, Page 18, Entry 94
Text: Twelfth Census of the United States
Schedule No. 1. – Population
State: Utah
County: Iron
Supervisor’s District No. 273
Enumeration District No. 99
Sheet No. 13B
Township or other division of county: Parowan Precinct
Name of Institution, ______________
Name of incorporated city, town, or village, within the above-named division, Parowan City
Ward of city, ___________
Enumerated by me on the 13th day of June, 1900, /s/ Robert W Heyborne, Enumerator.
Entry 94
In Cities
House Number:
Number of dwelling, houses in the order of visitation: 244
Number of family, in the order of visitation: 249
NAME: Jensen Peter M
Color or race: W
Sex: M
Month: Dec
Year: 1842
Age at last birthday: 57
Whether single, married, widowed, or divorced: M
Number of years married: 31
Mother of how many children:
Number of these children living:
Place of birth of this Person: Denmark
Place of birth of Father of this person: Denmark
Place of birth of Mother of this person: Denmark
Year of immigration to the United States: 1862
Number of years in the United States: 38
Naturalization: Na
OCCUPATION, TRADE, OR PROFESSION of each person ten years of age and over.
Occupation: Farming
Months not employed: 3
Attended school (in months):
Can read: Yes
Can write: Yes
Can speak English: Yes
Owned or rented: O
Owned free or mortgaged: F
Farm or house: F
Number of farm schedule:
Date: 14 Jun 1900
Format: jpg
File: ..\Pictures\Documents\Census Records\1900 US Federal Census, Utah, Iron, Parowan, District 99, Page 18.jpg
↑ Source: #S88
Page: Utah, Salt Lake, Union, District 85, Image 20, Entry 76
Text: Department of Commerce and Labor–Bureau of the Census
Thirteenth Census of the United States: 1910–Population
State: Utah
County: Salt Lake
Supervisor’s District No. 9 Utah
Enumeration District No. 85
Sheet No. 10B
Township or other division of county: Union 66
Name of incorporated place: Union
Ward of city, ___________
Name of institution: _______________
Enumerated by me on the 29 day of April, 1910, /s/ John A Walker, Enumerator.
Entry 76
Street, avenue, road, etc.:
House Number:
Number of dwelling house in order of visitation: 199
Number of family in order of visitation: 203
NAME: Jensen Peter M.
Sex: M
Color or race: W
Age at last birthday: 69
Whether single, married, widowed, or divorced: M2
Number of years of current marriage: 26
Mother of how many children.
Number born:
Number now living:
Place of birth of this Person: Denmark
Place of birth of Father of this person: Denmark
Place of birth of Mother of this person: Denmark
Year of immigration to the United States: 1863
Whether naturalized or alien:
Whether able to speak English; or, if not, give language spoken: English
Trade or profession of, or particular kind of work done by this person: Farmer
General nature of industry, ????, or establishment to which this person works: General farm
Whether as employer, employee, or working at own address: OA
If an employee-
Whether or not at work on April 15, 1910:
Number of weeks out of work during ???:
Whether able to read: yes
Whether able to write: yes
Attended school any time after September 1, 1909:
Owned or rented: O
Owned free or mortgaged: F
Farm or house: F
Number of farm schedule: 139
Whether a veteran of the Union or Confederate army or navy:
Whether blind (both eyes):
Whether deaf and dumb:
Date: 29 Apr 1910
Format: jpg
File: ..\Pictures\Documents\Census Records\1910 US Federal Census, Utah, Salt Lake, Union, District 85, Image 20 (Peter Miller Jensen).jpg

This entry was posted in Family. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Peter Miller Jensen, 1842

  1. http://www./ says:

    Demetri, Lets start with a food log. give us three to four days of a couple of work days and a day off.Lets see what and how much your eating before adding any supplements.Mark

  2. Well put, sir, well put. I’ll certainly make note of that.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *