Emil Victor Hansen

16 December 1853–16 January 1938 (Age 84)
Ålborg, Denmark

The Life of Emil Victor

When Emil Victor Hansen was born on 16 December 1853, in Ålborg, Denmark, his father, Erik Hermann Hansen Lund, was 26 and his mother, Johanne Marie Jorgensdatter, was 26. He married Ella Knudson on 20 August 1877, in Spencer, Clay, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Ward, North Dakota, United States in 1900 and Plentywood, Sheridan, Montana, United States in 1930. He died on 16 January 1938, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Renton, King, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Emil Victor Hansen
Ella Knudson
Marriage: 20 August 1877
Edward Martin Hansen
John Victor Hansen
Gilbert Henry Hansen

Spouse and Children

20 August 1877
Spencer, Clay, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 4

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

Age 6

The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 23

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emil Hanson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Emil Hanson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Emil Victor Hansen Lund, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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