Christen Hansen

Brief Life History of Christen

When Christen Hansen was born in 1773, in Terpet, Tårs, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Hans Iversen, was 43 and his mother, Anne Sorensdatter, was 38. He married Kirsten Jensdatter on 9 November 1802, in Tårs, Børglum, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 19 August 1815, in Terpet, Hirtshals, Hjørring, Denmark, at the age of 42, and was buried in Terpet, Tårs, Børglum, Denmark.

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Christen Hansen
Kirsten Jensdatter
Marriage: 9 November 1802
Hans Christian Christensen
Jens Christensen

Sources (9)

  • Christen Hansen, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Christen Hansen, "Denmark, Probate Indexes, 1674-1851"
  • Christen Hansen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

World Events (7)

1776 · Kongens Klub

The club was founded in 1776 by former members of Drejer's Club. It was initially known as Fich's Club. The latter name was a reference to Gottlieb Schreck who had purchased the House in 1775. He had adapted the interior to be used by the club. The club initially had 25 members but in 1778 the number of members had grown to 80. On 16 November 1782, the club was granted permission to use the name Kongens Klub (Royal Club). The club soon became a meeting place for members of the higher middle class.

1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

The Old Artillery Barracks was the first of three barracks to be established in the Christianshavn district of Copenhagen. They were converted into barracks for the Artillery in 1789 and were used until 1923. Today, they have been converted into apartments and are listed for everyone.

1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis

Det Classenske Fideicommis is a Danish charitable foundation formed by the industrialist Major General Johan Frederik Classen after he left behind his wealth and possessions in his will to help alleviate poverty and misery to those in the country. Today, it grants around 2 million kroner annually to those in need.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Nels, Niels, Thor, Jorgen, Knud, Holger, Morten, Nils, Einer, Johan.

Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Flemish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Hans . This is the most common surname in Norway. Compare Hanson 4 and also 2 below.

Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, Dutch, Flemish, and Danish Hanssen , a variant of 1 above. Compare Hansson 2.

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

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