Hans Christian Christensen

21 December 1810–3 October 1904 (Age 93)
Borgen, Asker, Akershus, Norway

The Life 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 or Maren Hansdatter, was 25. He married Ellen Magrete Eriksdr on 22 August 1839, in Asker, Akershus, Norway. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 3 October 1904, in Asker, Akershus, Norway, at the age of 93.

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Family Time Line

Hans Christian Christensen
1810–1904
Ellen Magrete Eriksdr
1814–1862
Marriage: 22 August 1839
Christian HANSEN or CHRISTIANSEN
1840–1866
Christian Hansen
1840–
Mille Hansen
1843–
Erick HANSEN or CHRISTIANSEN
1845–
Erik Christensen
1845–
Erik Hansen
1846–
Martinus Hansen
1849–1869
Annette Othea Hansdatter/
1855–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 August 1839
Asker, Akershus, Norway
children

(8)

    Christian HANSEN or CHRISTIANSEN

    Male1840–1866Male

    Christian Hansen

    Male1840–Male

    Mille Hansen

    Female1843–Female

    Erick HANSEN or CHRISTIANSEN

    Male1845–Male

    Erik Christensen

    Male1845–Male

+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

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Hans Christensen in entry for Christian, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Hans Christensen in entry for Mille, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Hans Christensen in entry for Caroline Gustava, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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