Olaf Soren Hesse Hansen

5 July 1884–29 April 1929 (Age 44)
Århus, Denmark

The Life of Olaf Soren Hesse

When Olaf Soren Hesse Hansen was born on 5 July 1884, in Århus, Denmark, his father, Jens Peter Hansen, was 36 and his mother, Johanna Fredericka Christiansen, was 38. He married Alice Jensen on 20 August 1904, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. He immigrated to United States in 1892 and lived in Wilford, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910 and Election Precinct 3, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 29 April 1929, at the age of 44.

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Family Time Line

Olaf Soren Hesse Hansen
Alice Jensen
Marriage: 20 August 1904
Chester Frederick Hansen
Haakon Oluf Hansen
Le Drue Allen Hansen
Mack Willard Hansen
Hans J Hansen
George Francis Hansen

Spouse and Children

20 August 1904
Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1896 · Utah becomes a state

Age 12

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 14

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

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

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Oloff Hanson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Olaf Hesse Hansen in household of Frederikke Hansen, "Denmark Census, 1890"
  • Oloff Hansen, "United States Census, 1910"

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