Jens Nielsen was born in Vorup, Randers (or Mueli), Denmark on April 14, 1797. He was
married to Anna (Ane) Isaksdatter on April 4, 1830. (This was two days before the Church
was organized in Fayette, New York. The photograph of the charming couple shows wooden
shoes, homespun clothes, typical bonnet worn by Danish women, and the massive hands of a
hard working farmer. Jens and Anna had seven children: Niels, Magdalene, Mette, Peder,
Annie Sophie, Isak and Gertrude Kirstine. All of the children were born in Vejle County,
Denmark. Niels was born on January 9, 1831 in Hojen, Magdalene was born on April 28, 1833
in Hojen, Mette was born on November 24, 1834 in Vinding, Peder was born on September 21, 1835
in Skerup, Annie Sophie was born on January 22, 1840 in Svintholskov, Isak was born on November
4, 1843 in Skorup and Gertrude Kirstine was born on May 6, 1847 in Skorup. Four of the children,
Niels, Magdalene, Mette and Peder migrated to Utah in the mid 1800's. Jens died August 6, 1883.
The son Peder Nielsen changed his name to Peter Jensen.
Anna (or Annie) was born on June 27, 1803 in Mejsling, Vejle, Denmark. She and Jens
had seven children. Anna's first two children were named after her husband's parents;
Neils and Magdelene. One daughter was named after her mother (Mette) and another after
her father (Isak). It appears that the family moved around, since the children were
born in four different towns. Anna died on the 28th of January 1891 at the age of eighty
eight. She outlived Jens by eight years.