The Christensen family is a family hailing from the region of Thy (or Thi), Denmark whom relocated to Utah after joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints.
With the name originally being "Jensen" prior to the 1780s, the Christensens hailed from the Northwestern provinces of Thy, Viborg, and Gettrup in Denmark. Although the majority of the family had spent their time in the provinces up until the mid-1800s, in the mid-1800s Christen Christensen eventually joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - converting his whole family along him.
Eventually, Christen Christensen's family decided to make the trek to Utah, settling in the town of Manti. While making this transition, Christen's son Lauritz married Else Cathrine Andersen on April 22, 1866, also choosing to settle themselves in Sanpete.
In December of 1872, Lauritz and Else had their child Albert. Eventually, Albert married - giving birth to his daughter Virginia Christensen Keeler in 1901. With her husband Daniel M. Keeler, Virgina later worked on gathering family history documents for the Christensen family - later publishing these under the title "Some Christensens Who Came from Thy."
Citation:UPB Files, May 3, 2017 (Pedigree chart of the Christensen family)
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Contains audiocassettes recorded by Carol C. Pope detailing her experience as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Japan from January 1982 to July 1983. Recordings include messages in both English and Japanese. She focuses on mission arrangement and rules, Japanese culture and traditions, and interaction with church members and those studying the church. Also includes recordings from Carol C. Pope's family as correspondence with her.
Typewritten copies of biographies and clippings relating to C. C. A. Christensen (1831-1912). Also included is an autobiography of Christensen that has been translated from the original Danish. Christensen is the most noted Mormon artist who documented much of the Mormon experience through his paintings. He also painted murals to decorate Mormon meeting houses and temples.
Album of photographs taken and assembled by Cornell Taylor Christensen between the 1910s and the 1930s. Includes 293 photographs and 62 negatives documenting Christensen's life and activities.
Genealogies, photocopies of handwritten diaries and articles, family histories, and maps bound in one volume. The materials relate to the Christiansen family members who joined the Mormon Church in Denmark and migrated to Utah. The diaries are by Parley Christiansen (1857-1930), Niels Christian Christiansen (1817-1899), and Christian Christensen (1790-1871) and relate to their conversion to Mormonism, their journey to Utah, and their lives there.
Contains materials created by John R. Christiansen as well as other materials he used in research or collected for his work as a sociologist. Includes Books, research papers, manuals, worksheets, talks, bulletins, dissertations, annual reports, photographs, correspondence, and other publications. Many of the materials are related to civil defense and nuclear war survival. Some other topics of the papers include farming, statistics from Kentucky and central Utah, and emergency preparation.
Contains transcripts of the books "Some Christensens Who Came from Thy" by Virginia C. Keeler and "Build Thee More Stately" by Daniel A. Keeler alongside historical documents pertaining to the creation of those books and to the history of the Keeler family ranging from letters, photographs, and documents from Brigham Young Academy and Brigham Young University. Also includes material pertaining to Joseph B. Keeler, grandfather of Ellen Keeler Thompson. Dated 1847-1990.
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