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brother to Gideon Elias Olsen (1844)
written by Mary Jean Garrison
Christian Waldemar Olsen was born 16 February 1842 in Budolphi, Aalborg, Aal- borg, Denmark to Jens Olsen and Marie Dorthea Berg. He was the sixth child having been named after his brother Waldemar Christian who had been born and died just two years earlier. He was the fourth child to follow his mother's example of joining the Mormon Church. He was baptized on 9 February 1851 at the age of nine. When his mother died in 1853 he accompanied his sister Barbara and her new husband Christian John Larsen to Zion. Before disembarking from the steamer at St. Louis, Missouri, he became ill with an attack of cholera. His sister and her husband attended him through the night, but he died at 6:30am on the morning of 13 March 1854 "passing away quietly in the Lord" on board the steamer "Saint Louis." He was twelve years old. Sources of information: Research notes of Mary Jean N. Garrison.

Source of Information

The foregoing biography is an excerpt from the following and is used here by permission of the author A Family History Gideon Elias Olsen (1844 - 1919) Scandinavian Immigrant Compiled by Mary Jean Garrison (1983) (email: [vii. 381p.: ill., facsims,; geneal. tables, maps, ports.] pp. 368 (JSMB FAMHIST Book 929.273 OL8g) (FHL US/CAN Film 1035727 Item 10)


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