Hans Christian Nilsen

Male11 October 1800–22 March 1880

Brief Life History of Hans Christian

When Hans Christian Nilsen was born on 11 October 1800, in Østfold, Viken, Norway, his father, Niels Rue, was 31 and his mother, Ahlet Larsdatter Bratner, was 27. He married Maren Frederikke Michaelsdr on 10 October 1821, in Halden, Østfold, Norway. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 22 March 1880, at the age of 79, and was buried in Halden, Østfold, Norway.

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Hans Christian Nilsen
Maren Frederikke Michaelsdr
Marriage: 10 October 1821
Alette Helene Hansdatter
Carl Frederik Hansen
Karen Bolette Hansdatter
Hans Martin Hansen
Anne Kirstine Hansdatter
Henrik August Hansen
Marie Hansdatter
Theodor Hansen

Sources (39)

  • Hans Christian Nielsen in entry for Carl Frederik Hansen, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Hans Nielsen in entry for Gulbrand Torstensen, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"
  • Hans Nielsen in entry for Mette Helene Hansdat:, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 October 1821Halden, Østfold, Norway
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

    Age 1

    It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.

    1810 · Vaccinations

    Age 10

    Royal order issued by the King of Norway and Denmark in 1810 required everyone to have a certificate of smallpox vaccination. This was also recorded in the Church records. 33

    1825 · Sloopers

    Age 25

    First organized group of emigrants to leave Norway. First emigration to America began with the Sloopers who left in an undersized sloop “Restauration” sailed from Stavanger, Norway on July 4th, 1825.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nils, Alf, Bjorn, Lars, Per, Nels, Anders, Bente, Tor, Arnfinn, Astrid. German Hans, Kurt, Ralf, Arnulf, Otto.

    Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Nils, a shortened form of Nikolaus. This form of the surname is also found in Denmark, but it is rare there. Compare Nelsen .

    Altered form of Norwegian Nilssen, a variant of 1, and probably also of the Danish, Norwegian, or North German cognate Nielsen (compare Nilson ).

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

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