Hans Hansen Birch

2 April 1786–29 September 1860 (Age 74)
Stokkemarke, Maribo, Denmark

The Life of Hans Hansen

When Hans Hansen Birch was born on 2 April 1786, in Stokkemarke, Maribo, Denmark, his father, Hans Jorgen Rasmussen Birch, was 36 and his mother, Maren Jorgensdatter, was 23. He married Mette Rasmusdatter on 5 November 1819, in Østofte, Maribo, Denmark. He lived in Østofte, Fuglse, Maribo, Denmark in 1845. He died on 29 September 1860, at the age of 74.

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Hans Hansen Birch
Mette Rasmusdatter
Marriage: 5 November 1819

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5 November 1819
Østofte, Maribo, Denmark

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World Events (7)

1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

Age 3

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

Age 6

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.
1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn

Age 22

Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn, The Cross of Honour of the Order of the Dannebrog, is an award connected to the Danish Order of the Dannebrog. The cross was instituted by King Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway on June 28, 1808 and was named Dannebrogsmendenes Haederstegn until 1952. The award is given to any Dane who has provided a service to Denmark through a noble deed. The cross is considered an additional recognition if awarded to someone who is already a holder of the Order.

Name Meaning

English, German, Danish, and Swedish: topographic name for someone who lived by a birch tree or in a birch wood, from a Germanic word meaning ‘birch’ (Old English birce ‘birch’, Middle High German birche, Old Danish birk). In some cases, the German name may be derived from places named with this word, such as Birch in Aargau ( see Birke ). In Swedish, the name is in many instances ornamental.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hans Hansen Lins, "Denmark Census, 1845"
  • Hans Hansen in entry for Birgitte Hansdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Hans Hanssen in entry for Birgitte, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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