Emmertsen (Knudsen), Maren [10220] in English

Fathers fathers father: Emmert Friederichsen [11165] (1759-1795)
Fathers fathers mother: Mette Kirstine Mortensdatter [11166] (1765-1803)
Fathers mothers father: Knud Jørgensen Bruus [11175] (1757-)
Fathers mothers mother: Inger Sørensdatter [11176] (1766-1830)
Mothers fathers father: Mads Pedersen [146] (1776-1846) (My ggg grandfather)
Mothers fathers mother: Johanne Andersdatter [147] (1776-1851)
Mothers mothers father: Jens Rasmussen [5436]
Mothers mothers mother: Karen Andersdatter [5437]
Fathers father: Emmert Emmertsen [10216] (1796-1840)
Fathers mother: Kiersten Knudsdatter [10217] (1799-1851)
Mothers father: Peder Madsen [141] (1800-1887) (My gg grandfather)
Mothers mother: Maren Jensdatter [142] (Ca. 1797-1887)
Father: Knud Emmertsen [10215] (1829-1909)
Mother: Johanne Marie Pedersdatter [1981] (1828 – 1919)

Maren (Knudsen) Emmertsen [10220] (1860-1925)


  • Census-1860: Skanderborg, Hjelmslev, Veng, Nørre Vissing
    Knud Emmertsen, 31, married, Carpenter, wright, joiner, Torsager S., Randers A.
    Johanne Marie Pedersd., 32, married, his Wife, here in the parish [a sister to my father’s mother’s father]
    Emmert Knudsen, 5, unmarried, [their son], here in the parish
    Jens Peter Knudsen, 3, ugift, [their son], [here in the parish]
    Maren Knudsen, 1, unmarried, [their daughter], [here in the parish]


    • Birth: 8 Jan. 1860 in Nr. Vissing, Veng Sogn, Hjelmslev Herred, Skanderborg Amt, Denmark
    • Baptism: 4 Mar. 1860 in Veng Sogn, Hjelmslev Herred, Skanderborg Amt, Denmark
      • Maren Knudsen, b. 8 Jan., bapt. 4 Mar. 1860
        Parents: Smallholder Knud Emmertsen and wife Johanne Marie Pedersdatter, 31½ in Nr. Vissing.
        Witnesses: Smallholder Mads Pedersens Wife, Maiden Karen Marie Pedersen, Smallholder S. Hansen Flindt, Smallholder Jens Pedersen and Bachelor Anders Pedersen of Nr. Vissing
        [my father’s mother’s father].
    • Emigration: Here, the family of five travel from Copenhagen, Denmark to Hull, England, on board the steamer Cameo, 8 Sept. 1876: https://saintsbysea.lib.byu.edu/scandinavia/voyage/9

Maren Knudsen was entered as a foster daughter. She was 11 years old and no foster daughter. Her age seems incorrect, as she was born in 1860.
Maria Emmertsen, also 11, was correctly entered as a daughter, it is likely Kirsten Marie Emmertsen b. 2 Apr. 1864.
Jens Peter Emmertsen was 19, entered as a son.
Johanne Emmertsen, 47, was entered as a wife.
Knud Emmertsen, also 47, was entered as a farm owner.
(A big thanks to Shauna C. Anderson for this info).

Knud and Johanne Marie’s son, Emmert Emmertsen moved to Utah the next year, as he departed for England aboard the bark “Argo” on 21 June 1877. He was unmarried at the time.

    • Marriage: On 27 June 1885 in Lehi, Utah, USA, Maren married William Henry Mires [11251], b. 25 January 1856 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, d. 28 June 1931 in Malad City, Oneida, Idaho. It is stated that she married a Oscar Kilburg in 1881 in Nr. Vissing. It seems to be untrue, as she emigrated to Utah in 1876, and there is no mention of it in the regular church books for Veng parish, Skanderborg county. It may have happened in the US though. I don’t know.
      Maren and William had 8 children:

      • Ruby Johannah Mires [11252], b. 16 June 1886 in Huntsville, Weber Co., Utah, USA, d. 22 April 1916 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, married Robert Stuart Stirrat Purdie [11297] on 22 June 1906 in Farmington, Davis, Utah. He was born 31 December 1884 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, d. 30 December 1961 ibid. After Ruby died in 1916, Robert married Lois Maud Newey (Keeter Purdie) [11352], b. 25 March 1892 in Ogden, Weber, UT, d. 3 October 1985 ibid. She was a daughter of Thomas Newey and Lois Maud Wright Newey who had 15 children: Lois Maud, Etta May, Thomas Leland, Luella, Joseph LeRoy, George Leslie, Violet Loretta, Cecil Ray, Charles Henry, Floyd Otto, Anna, Delbert Wright, Emma Jane, Inez, and Edna. All the children except Lois Maud were born at 3143 Pacific Avenue, Ogden, Utah. Lois Maud’s memoires can be read following the link.
        Ruby and Robert had 4 children:

        • Robert Weir Purdie [11298], b. 4 July 1907 in Ogden, Weber, UT, d. 17 Oct 1974 in California. He married Grace Hansen [11299], b. 28 December 1910 in Idaho, d. 10 March 1989 in Sacramento, California.
        • Lorna Ruby Purdie [11490], b. 5 May 1909 in Ogden, Weber, UT, d. 27 October 1974 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. On 16 Jul 1931 in Utah she married Ernest Francis Roberge [11493], b. 17 Jul 1900 in Central Falls, Providence, Rhode Island, d. 29 October 1971 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.
        • William Neil Purdie [11491], b. 27 October 1912 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, d. 22 April 1960 in Los Angeles, California. Never marriaged.
        • Bruce James Purdie [11492], b. 7 April 1916 in Ogden, Weber, UT, d. 5 March 1972 in Stockton, San Joaquin, California. On 31 Dec 1937 in Ogden, he married Mary Dodds [11495], b. 3 February 1913 in Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, d. 22 August 2002 in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah.

Lois Maud Newey and Robert Stuart Stirrat Purdie had 3 children: