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FRIIS, Rebecca Christina

FRIIS, Rebecca Christina

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  • Name FRIIS, Rebecca Christina 
    Born 11 Jul 1818  Copenhagen, København, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 26 Jul 1818  Holmen, København, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    _TAG Set Family Search - 2015 
    Buried Nov 1866  Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 24 Nov 1866  Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I20250  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith | Joseph Sr.
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2017 

    Father FRIIS, Casper Gottolob ,   b. 9 Nov 1785, Copenhagen, København, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1833, Copenhagen, København, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother KONIG, Rosine Euphrosine Kristina ,   b. 14 Sep 1788, Copenhagen, København, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1853, Copenhagen, København, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 7 Feb 1812  Copenhagen, København, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8281  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 ANDERSEN, Jens Peter ,   b. 4 Jan 1826, Gammelstrup, Viborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1910, Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 23 Feb 1855  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. ANDERSON, Emma Elise ,   b. 27 Dec 1850, Valby, Copenhagen, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1894, Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     2. ANDERSON, Fritiof Emanuel ,   b. 7 Feb 1852, København, København, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1853, At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +3. ANDERSON, James Peter ,   b. 28 Nov 1855, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1946, Overton, Clark, Nevada, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +4. ANDERSON, Joseph Emmanuel ,   b. 11 Nov 1859, Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1941, Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     5. ANDERSEN, Jensina Catherina ,   b. 11 Aug 1861, Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1861, Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. ANDERSON, Andrew Christian ,   b. 16 Aug 1863, Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1865, Glenwood, Sevier, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F8270  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 SVENSSON, Johannes ,   b. 20 Jun 1818, Troedstorp, Ignaberga, Kristianstad, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1853, Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 24 Mar 1850 
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F8280  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Jul 1818 - Copenhagen, København, Denmark Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 26 Jul 1818 - Holmen, København, Denmark Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Feb 1855 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Nov 1866 - Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Nov 1866 - Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Her children were baptized in Valby Parish in the 1850's, but there was no church in Valby until 1891. Likely they were baptized in Hvidorve Kirke. In the late 17th century, that church extended with a so called Valby Nave (Valbyskibet) for the farmers of Valby who no longer were welcome in the Vor Frue Kirke in Copenhagen.

      Rebecca Christiana Friis was born in Valbe near Copenhagen, Denmark on July 11, 1818. She was the daughter of Casper Gottlob Friis and Rosine Kristina Konig, both natives of Denmark. She had four sisters and one brother.
      Her father owned a large estate in Denmark and was one of the nobility. He had a young Swedish man, Johannes Svenssen, working for him as a gardener. He and Rebecca fell in love and were married. Of course this was contrary to the wishes of the parents of Rebecca and they disowned her.
      The young couple lived in Denmark and struggled for a livelihood. To them was born two children, a girl Emma Elisa and a boy, Frithiof Emmanuel. Later, they met the Mormon missionaries. Johannes died February 6, 1853 in Fredriksborg, Denmark. She joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on June 9, 1853 and was confirmed June 12, 1853. She made plans to go to Utah with her two little children. While crossing the ocean her baby boy died. She crossed the plains walking in C.J. Larsen’s Company and with her daughter, Emma, arrived in Utah in 1854.
      She became acquainted with Jens Peter Andersen and they were married in Salt Lake City on February 23, 1855. While still in Salt Lake City their first child, James Peter, was born on November 28, 1855. At that time they suffered much for want of food as the grasshoppers had taken their crops.
      In 1856 they moved to Ephraim, Utah. There four other children were born, Mary, October 1, 1857, Joseph Emmanuel, November 11, 1859, Jensina Cathrina, August 11, 1861, and Andrew Christian, October 16, 1863. Rebecca learned to do many things common to frontier life, such as making soap and candles, spinning and dyeing yarn for clothing. She did the sewing for her family and other fine needlework.
      In 1863 they moved to Glenwood, Sevier Co., Utah. Andrew Christian died while living there. They resided in Glenwood but a short time as the Indians drove them out. They returned to Ephraim where they resided through the remaining part of their lives.
      Rebecca endured many hardships during her life, but at no time did she ever complain. She was a lady, kind loving wife and mother, and she lived up to ideals of right, and died as she had lived, a true and faithful Latter-day Saint on November 24, 1866. She left three small children, James Peter, Mary and Joseph Emmanuel. Two younger had previously died.