Inger Susannah Peterson Christensen was born April 4, 1859 to Hans Pederson and Maren M.K. Nielsen in Pederstrup, Denmark. When Inger was young, missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints visited the family and Inger's father rejected them, initially. The family eventually accepted them, however, and they were baptized and migrated to Utah. In Utah, Inger met and married Andrew Moller Christensen, with whom she had nine children. They lived in Mercur, operating a store. After Andrew's death, Inger went to live with her children in Salt Lake City. She was later called to serve as an ordinance worker even after moving to live with her son in Holliday. In December of 1944, she fell and broke her hip, developed pneumonia and died December 22, 1944.
Part of the J. Allen Parkinson collection, this is a three-page typescript biography, written by one of Inger's great-grandchildren. It is located in the fourth folder of the collection, which is labeled, Biographies, CA- CU. The manuscript begins with the story of Inger's parent's conversion: Inger contracted smallpox when she was young and was later pronounced dead. The Elders, whom Inger's father had previously rejected, returned to give her a blessing, and she soon regained her health. Upon seeing this miracle, Inger's parents converted. The family sailed across the ocean, took the rail to Missouri, and trekked across the plains.