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  1. My sincere appreciation to the contribtors to this website. I have a brief history of my 3rd Great Grandmother, Karen Andersen Jensen Bosen that was written by her Grand-Daughter in the late 1940’s or early 1950’s. I am looking to validate some of the information and ultimately to find her grave site if at all possible. According to the history, she was among the first to arrive in Circle Valley. The date of her death is “December 1863, soon after their arrival in Circle Valley”. The dates align pretty well with the writings in the history of the Circleville Ward. She was of Danish descent and traveled from Ephraim/Manti. I believe she was likely the first person to be buried in the area and I am wondering if there has been any indications of gravesites in the 1860’s.

    We traveled to Circleville on August 28th and went through all the graves in the cemetary but were unable to locate any with a date earlier than about 1890. If anyone has ANY information at all I would appreciate it if you contact me, Steve Bosen, of West Jordan Utah. Email: bosens@q.com.
    Thank you!

    • Hi Steve,

      I was in Circleville last weekend as well, and talked to my dad about Karen Andersen Jensen Bosen. You are correct, that there are no graves prior to 1890 (my dad has really good records). It must be very frustrating! I’ve looked, as I’m sure you have, on Ancestry.com, familysearch.org, findagrave.com and billiongraves.com – all to no avail. I even had my mother-in-law check (she’s an expert genealogist) and even she came up empty handed.

      As I’m sure you are aware, Circleville was originally settled in 1864, then again in 1874, so Karen would’ve been one of the first residences of the first settlement, which was in a different place than where Circleville is today.

      Hope you’re successful in finding something!


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