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Kirsten Jensen Nielson

August 29, 1834–December 19, 1908

1 Born at Blans, Stokkemarke, Laaland, Denmark; daughter of Kirsten Weaver and Peter Jensen. 2 Baptized in Denmark, 1855. 3 Immigrated to the United States and migrated to the Salt Lake Valley, 1857. 4 Married Jens Nielson as a plural wife, 1858; nine children. 5 Settled at Bluff, San Juan County, Utah Territory, 1880. 6 Appointed counselor in the Bluff Ward Relief Society presidency, 1884; served as president of the Bluff Ward Relief Society, 1888–1908. 7 Died at Bluff. 8 (See Document 4.21)


  1. [1] “Utah Death Certificate Index, 1904–1961,” database and images, Utah State Archives (, accessed Nov. 2014); from Utah Department of Health, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, series 81448, file no. 4/425 (1908), Kirsten Nielson.

  2. [2] Helena N. Gabbart and Caroline Nielson Redd, “A Brief History of Kirsten Jensen Nielson,” p. [1], in “Bishop Jense [sic] Nielson,” ed. Albert R. Lyman, photocopy of typescript, 1936, CHL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed Nov. 2014), Kirsten Pedersen [sic] KWNP-RNH. International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude (Salt Lake City: Publishers Press, 1998), 3:2174.

  3. [3] Gabbart and Redd, “A Brief History,” [1]. “Family Tree,” database, Kirsten Pedersen.

  4. [4] Gabbart and Redd, “A Brief History,” 2. “Kirsten Jensen,” Church History Biographical Database, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, available at, accessed Nov. 2023.

  5. [5] Gabbart and Redd, “A Brief History,” 2. “Family Tree,” database, Kirsten Pedersen.

  6. [6] Gabbart and Redd, “A Brief History,” 3.

  7. [7] Ibid., 4.

  8. [8] Utah death certificate, file no. 4/425.