Hans Christian Christensen

Male21 December 1810–3 October 1904

Brief Life History of Hans Christian

When Hans Christian Christensen was born on 21 December 1810, in Borgen, Asker, Akershus, Norway, his father, Christen Olsen, was 33 and his mother, Mari Hansdatter, was 21. He married Ellen Margrete Eriksdatter on 22 August 1839, in Asker, Akershus, Norway. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 3 October 1904, in Asker, Akershus, Norway, at the age of 93.

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Hans Christian Christensen
Ellen Margrete Eriksdatter
Marriage: 22 August 1839
Christian Hansen
Mille Hansdatter
Erik Christensen
Erik Hansen
Martinus Hansen
Caroline Gustava Hansdatter
Annette Othea Hansdatter
Hans Petter Hansen

Sources (44)

  • Hans Kristensen, "Norway Census, 1865"
  • Hans Christian Christensen Arnestad, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Hans Christensen in entry for Hans, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 August 1839Asker, Akershus, Norway
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1812 · Record-keeping

    Age 2

    A uniform system for keeping church records was introduced by royal ordinance in December 1812. Prior to that there were no directions on how to keep church records. It required that a duplicate register be kept in a separate place.

    1814 · Syttende Mai (17th May)

    Age 4

    Constitution declared Norway to be an independent kingdom to avoid being ceded to Sweden from Denmark. Celebrated by Norwegians & Norwegian-Americans on May 17th each year.

    1843 · Edvard Grieg

    Age 33

    Birth year of renown musical composer and pianist. Born in Bergen, Norway. Musical composer and pianist whose music is known worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions brought the music of Norway to develop a national identity,

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Bent, Anders, Thor, Jorgen, Nils, Einer, Viggo, Folmer.

    Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen . In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the especially Danish and Norwegian variant Kristensen . Compare Christenson and Christianson .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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