Hans Christian Nilsen

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 Michaelsdatter 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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Family Time Line

Hans Christian Nilsen
1800–1880
Maren Frederikke Michaelsdatter
1800–
Marriage: 10 October 1821
Alette Helene Hansdatter
1822–
Carl Frederik Hansen
1823–1906
Karen Bolette Hansdatter
1825–
Hans Martin Hansen
1828–
Anne Kirstine Hansdatter
1831–1905
Henrik August Hansen
1835–1871
Marie Hansdatter
1837–
Theodor Hansen
1841–

Sources (39)

  • Hans Nielsen, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Hans Nielsen in entry for Gulbrand Torstensen, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"
  • Hans Nielsen, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"

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World Events (8)

1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

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

1810 · Vaccinations

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

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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