Hans Joensson

1 February 1696–1 November 1746 (Age 50)
Hössna, Älvsborg, Sweden

The Life of Hans

When Hans Joensson was born on 1 February 1696, in Hössna, Älvsborg, Sweden, his father, Joen Persson, was 44 and his mother, Marta Hansdotter, was 40. He married Britta Jonsdotter about 1716, in Hössna, Älvsborg, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 1 November 1746, in Västergötland, Sweden, at the age of 50.

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Family Time Line

Hans Joensson
Britta Jonsdotter
Marriage: about 1716
Kerstin Hansdotter
Lars Hanson
Anna Hansdotter

Spouse and Children

about 1716
Hössna, Älvsborg, Sweden


    Kerstin Hansdotter


    Lars Hanson


    Anna Hansdotter


Parents and Siblings



World Events (4)


Age 2

King Charles II invaded Denmark. Forced Danish King to sign Peace of Travendal.
1700 · The Great Northern War

Age 4

By 1658, Sweden had become a great power in northern Europe. The Great Northern War from 1700 through 1721 resulted in the loss of land amassed by Sweden in areas such as Germany, Norway, and Denmark. Nearly 200,000 Swedes lost their lives due to the war while Sweden lost much of its dominance in the Baltic Region.

Age 24

Northern War occurred.

Name Meaning

Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Jon, Scandinavian form of John .

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

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

Hans Jonson and Berta Jonson (Britta Jonsdotter)

Lonasen is a farm in Hossna socken, Alvsborg lan just a few miles from Ulricehamn. It is a rather large farm considering how small farms are in Europe. Serviges Historia p. 290 “For quite a long …

Sources (1)

  • Hans Jonsson in entry for Anna Hansdotter, "Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920"

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