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Sorensen, John Peter, 1837-1909

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1837 - 1909

Biography

John Peter Sorensen (1837-1909) was a Latter-day saint convert who was a ship carpenter, furniture store owner, and missionary.

John Peter Sorensen was born October 17, 1837 in Denmark. He traveled the world as a ship carpenter before settling in Salt Lake and joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He went on a mission to New Zealand in 1879 and to Denmark in 1881. He married Eva Gyllenskog in 1872, Olivia Monson in 1882, and Alma Charlotte Samuelson in 1883, and was sealed to six other women. He died on December 20, 1909 in Salt Lake City.

Citation:
UPB files, Oct. 30, 2019 (John Peter Sorensen; born October 17, 1837 in Denmark; traveled the world as a ship carpenter before settling in Salt Lake City and joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; went on a mission to New Zealand in 1879 and to Denmark in 1881; m.d Eva Gyllenskog in 1872, Olivia Monson in 1882, and Alma Charlotte Samuelson in 1883, and was sealed to six other women; died on December 20, 1909 in Salt Lake City)

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

Autobiography and genealogical record

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS1453_S2_I1_B2_F3
Dates: 1888-1895

John Peter Sorenson journals, 1879-1908

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1453 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains 17 volumes of journals kept by Sorenson from 1879 to 1908. Includes information about his service in the Australasian Mission in New Zealand and Australia from 1879 to 1881, and in the Scandanavian Mission in Denmark and Sweden in 1887-1889.

Dates: 1879-1908

John Peter Sorenson record books, 1881-1970, bulk: 1881-1920

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1453 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains four volumes of records created by Sorenson. Includes a brief history of his life, genealogical records, temple records, and a financial ledger. Also includes a handwritten transcription of book on the teachings of Jesus Christ that came from Nauvoo, Illinois in the 1840s, and a handwritten report from Sorenson's mission to Scandinavia in the 1880s.

Dates: 1881-1970; Majority of material found within 1881-1920

Record book

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS1453_S2_I2_B2_F3
Dates: 1889

John Peter Sorensen papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1453
Scope and Contents Collection includes diaries, genealogy, finanical records, and an autobiography, dated from 1879 to 1920. Sorensen writes about his dreams, family, finances, and opinions of various books, church meetings, and the doctrine of plural marriage. He also tells about his experiences as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New Zealand, Australia, Denmark, and Sweden. Genealogy records included in a family record detailing the births, marriages, and deaths of John...
Dates: 1879-1970

Volume 1

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS1453_S1_I1_B1_F1
Dates: 1879-1881

Volume 3

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS1453_S1_I2_B1_F1
Dates: 1881-1882

Volume 6

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS1453_S1_I3_B1_F2
Dates: 1883-1885

Volume 7

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS1453_S1_I4_B1_F2
Dates: 1885-1886

Volume 8

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS1453_S1_I5_B1_F3
Dates: 1886-1887

Additional filters:

Type
Digital Record 19
Archival Record 2
Collection 1
 
Subject
Diaries 16
Carpenters -- Utah -- Diaries 3
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 3
Genealogy 3
Missions and Missionaries 3