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Jens Petersen Aagard 

Jens Petersen Aagard[1]

Male 1791 - 1874

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  • Birth  25 Sep 1791  Farre, Spørup, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
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    Gender  Male 
    AFN  1FCW-N7 
    Emigration  1860 
    Emigrated from Denmark to the United States 
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    Name  Aagaard 
    _UID  258577AC56EB46EDB7A728D416CFF08AFA17 
    Died  16 Dec 1874  Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I2109  Keeley Family | Ancestors of Nadine Aagard Keeley
    Last Modified  23 Aug 2009 

    Father  Peter Jensen Aagard,   b. 11 Jun 1747, Farre, Spørup, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1828, Ferre, Sporup, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Maren Pedersen Pedersdatter,   b. 1752, Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1819, Sporup Aarhus, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 May 1785  Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F448  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Kirsten Andersen,   b. 1796, Skjød, Houlbjerg, Viborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1822, Farre, Sporup, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  30 Oct 1819  Skjød, Houlbjerg, Viborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    >1. Anders Jensen Aagard,   b. 3 Sep 1820, Farre, Sporup, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1877, , Dodge, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  19 Aug 2007 
    Family ID  F20  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Birthe Jespersen,   b. 13 Apr 1797, Sporup, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1827, Sporup, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 Oct 1822  Rogen, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    >1. Peter Jensen Aagard,   b. 25 Feb 1823, Sporup, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1867, Spørup, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Kirsten Marie Aagard,   b. 16 Aug 1824, Sporup, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Karen Marie Aagard,   b. 14 Jun 1826, Sporup, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  30 Dec 2008 
    Family ID  F130  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Edel Jensen,   b. 20 Dec 1799, Sporup, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1828, Sporup, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  9 Feb 1828  Sporup, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Jens Jensen Aagard,   b. 13 Jul 1828, Sporup, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1828, Sporup, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  12 Jul 2007 
    Family ID  F132  Group Sheet

    Family 4  Maren Andersen,   b. 3 Sep 1808, Sporup Aarhus, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1879, Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Oct 1828  Skanderup, Skonderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
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    Children 
     1. Anders Jensen Aagard,   b. 7 Nov 1829, Spørup, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1837, Spørup, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Jens Jensen Aagard,   b. 31 May 1832, Farre, Sporup, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1841, Farre, Sporup, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Niels Jensen Aagard (Aagaard), Bishop,   b. 15 Jan 1835, Farre, Spørup, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1892, Levan, Juab, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Ellen Kirstine Jensen Aagard,   b. 28 Nov 1837, Farre, Sporup, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1922, Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Birthe Marie Jensen Aagard,   b. 28 Jun 1841, Farre, Sporup, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1916, Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Anders Jensen Aagard,   b. 15 Jan 1844, Farre, Sporup, Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1925, Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  19 Aug 2007 
    Family ID  F437  Group Sheet

    Family 5  Edel or Ellen JENSDATTER,   b. Abt 1805, Spørup, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1828, Spørup, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  9 Feb 1828  Spørup, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jens Jensen Aagaard,   b. 13 Jul 1828, Farre, Spørup, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1828, Farre, Spørup, Skanderborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  19 Aug 2007 
    Family ID  F564  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Feb 1828 - Spørup, Skanderborg, Denmark Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Oct 1828 - Skanderup, Skonderborg, Denmark Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Dec 1874 - Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • According to Nadine Aagard Keeley, his granddaughter, he disappeared for three years while Napoleon was fighting his wars and he may have another French wife that is not listed.
      He was the son of Peder Jensen AAGAARD and Maren PEDERSDATTER (PEDERSEN).

      Some records at www.familysearch.org show Jens Pedersen AAGARD's death year as 1874, but most show it as 1879 (needs to be confirmed). A webpage for the cemetery at Fountain Green, Utah at http://www.lofthouse.com/USA/Utah/sanpete/ftgreencem1.html shows his death date as 16 Sep 1874? (with a question mark, indicating that his gravestone was difficult to read). This date is probably incorrect.

      The surname AAGAARD (ÅGÅRD in today's Danish) was spelled several different ways by various immigrants of that name who came to America,, including AAGAARD, AAGARD, OGARD, OGAR, and OGAARD. In 1948 a new letter was introduced into the Danish alphabet, Å (A with a small O above it), but in old Danish this vowel was spelled AA (double A) and is often still spelled that way today. According to a Danish pronunciation guide, the vowel å (aa) has two different pronunciations: "like o in old", or "like au in caught." In Danish the consonant "D" is usually pronounced as it is in English, except when falling between vowels or at the end of a word it is pronounced as "th", and when coming after "R" or adjacent to certain other consonants it is usually silent (see http://dkheadlines.com/learndanish.htm#pron). So the correct pronunciation of AAGAARD in Danish is more like OGAR.

      According to the biography of Jens Pedersen AAGARD:
      "His family owned land near the river as evidenced by the name 'Aagaard'. Because so many people had the same names in Denmark, there was a need to have an identifier such as location, profession, etc. 'AA' in Danish means stream, and 'Gaard' means tract of land, thus 'Aagaard' means river farm.
      "The name was originally spelled Aagaard, and had been in the family for generations. It was originally pronounced 'Ogar'. When the family first came to Utah they spelled it like the Danish pronunciation 'Ogar'. The family in Utah later decided to keep the Danish spelling but did drop one of the A's in GAARD making it Aagard.
      .........."Perhaps some of (Jens') older children did come later to America. A family story tells of them not liking pioneer life in Moroni (Sanpete County, Utah). They had been impressed with the middle west and went back and settled in the Nebraska and Iowa area.
      "Olean Allred told of her mother's brother (Jens' grandson), James Olsen, who made a trip to the mid-west in 1951. He had obtained an address from Idena Jensen Crowther of these Aagard cousins. Idena (granddaughter of Andrew Jensen AAGARD of Utah) had contacted them while she was on her mission in that area.
      "Olean tells of helping her grandmother (Ellen Kjerstene AAGARD OLSEN) write letters to her half-sisters (or cousins?) back in the mid-west."
      (biography of Jens Pedersen Aagard, p. 1 and p. 4-5)

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      Jens Pedersen AAGAARD (AAGARD) was married four times, but the first three wives died young. He had 11 children in all. All of his surviving children except Peder (and perhaps Karen) immigrated to the U.S. Some of Peder's children immigrated later.

      by his 1st marriage (to Kirsten ANDERSDATTER or ANDERSEN on 30 Oct 1819) Jens had one child:
      1. Anders Jensen AAGAARD, born 2 or 3 Sep 1820 in Farre, Spørup, Skanderbørg, Denmark, married Bodil Marie ____ about 1850, immigrated to the U.S. in 1865, died 28 Aug 1877 near Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska at age 56.
      Jens' first wife Kirsten died 26 Jan 1822 in Spørup, Skanderbørg, Denmark.

      by his 2nd marriage (to Birthe JESPERSDATTER or JESPERSEN on 12 Oct 1822) Jens had three children:
      2. Peder Jensen AAGAARD born 25 Feb 1823, married Ane Margrethe NIELSEN on 28 Mar 1854, died 20 Feb 1867 in Spørup, Skanderbørg, Denmark (Peder had 8 children, all born in Farre, Spørup, Skanderbørg, Denmark from 1855 to 1866, at least two of whom immigrated to the U.S. in the 1880's and 1890's).
      3. Kirsten Marie Jensen AAGAARD born 16 Aug 1824, married Rasmus TERKELSEN on 22 Dec 1849, immigrated to the U.S. in 1862.
      4. Karen Marie Jensen AAGAARD born 14 June 1826, married Anders ANDERSEN on 20 Oct 1849. Karen and her husband may also have immigrated to the U.S.; however, this is not yet proven.
      Jens' second wife Birthe died 20 Sep 1826 or 1827 in Spørup, Skanderbørg, Denmark.

      by his 3rd marriage (to Edel or Ellen JENSDATTER or JENSEN on 9 Feb 1828) Jens had one child:
      5. Jens Jensen AAGAARD born 13 July 1828, died 14 July 1828 at age 1 day.
      Jens' third wife Edel or Ellen died 20 July 1828 in Spørup, Skanderbørg, Denmark.

      by his 4th marriage (to Maren ANDERSDATTER or ANDERSEN on 25 Oct 1828) Jens had six children:
      6. Anders Jensen AAGARD born 7 Nov 1829, died 15 Oct 1837 at age 7.
      7. Jens Jensen AAGARD born 31 May 1832, died 23 May 1841 at age 8.
      8. *Niels Jensen AAGARD born 16 Jan 1835, immigrated to the U.S. in 1859, died 4 Feb 1892 in Levan, Juab, Utah Territory, married 1st Sorene Kjerstine SORENSDATTER (SORENSEN) on 11 Aug 1866, married 2nd Bolette Marie RASMUSDATTER (RASMUSSEN) on 29 Dec 1877.
      9. Ellen Kjerstene Jensen AAGARD born 28 Nov 1837, immigrated to the U.S. in 1859, died 3 Mar 1922 in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, married Hans Peter OLSEN on 15 Jan 1860.
      10. Birthe Marie Jensen AAGARD born 28 June 1841, immigrated to the U.S. in 1860, died 22 Dec 1916 in Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, married Niels Peter "Pete" NIELSEN about 1862.
      11. Anders Jensen (Andrew James) AAGARD born 15 Jan 1844, immigrated to the U.S. in 1860, died 24 Dec 1925 in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, married 1st Ane JENSDATTER (JENSEN) on 14 Mar 1865, married 2nd Christena Caroline CHRISTENSEN on 23 Mar 1921. Andrew J. AAGARD was 6 feet 6 inches tall. He became a very wealthy man by raising sheep in Utah.
      Jens' fourth wife Maren died 12 Aug 1879 in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah Territory.

      Jens Pedersen AAGARD joined the LDS ("Mormon") Church in 1858 in Denmark, and immigrated to Utah in 1860 with his (4th) wife Maren and their two youngest children. The passenger list for the ship "William Tapscott", 16 June 1860, shows: Jans P. Aggard, age 59, Maren P. Aggard, age 51, Bertha M. Aggard, age 18, Andreas P. Aggard, age 16, and Susanna Peterson, age 13 (Susanna was apparently a close relative of the family). Jens' son Niels and daughter Ellen Kjerstene had emigrated the previous year (1859) -- they were sent ahead to see if their father would be able to make the trip. Jens first settled his family in Moroni, Sanpete County, Utah and later moved to Fountain Green, where he lived for the remainder of his life.

  • Sources 
    1. [S24] Ancestral File (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).

    2. [S38] Denmark, Skanderborg, Gjern, Sporup Parish Records - 1789 to 1813, Opslag 118 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S37] Denmark, Viborg, Houlbjerg, Skjød Parish Register - 1814 to 1844, Opslag 158 (Reliability: 3).
      Record of Jens Pedersen Aagard and Kirstine Andersdatter's marriage

    4. [S39] Denmark, Skanderborg, Gjern, Rogen Parish Records - 1814 to 1854, Opslag 101 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S36] Denmark, Skanderborg, Gjern, Sporup Parish Records - 1813 to 1847, Opslag 131 (Reliability: 3).