Alexander Hansen

24 October 1830–

The Life of Alexander

Alexander Hansen was born on 24 October 1830, in Norway as the son of Hans Olsen and Elen Bentzdatter. He had at least 4 sons and 2 daughters with Boletta Christine Petersen. He lived in Oslo, Norway in 1832 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1880.

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Alexander Hansen
Boletta Christine Petersen
Henry Charles Hansen
Betty Elvina Hansen
Alexander Ludwig Hansen
Anna Boletta Hansen
Oscar Axel Hansen
Gustav Fredrick Hansen

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+1 More Child

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    Elen Bentzdatter




World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1833 · The Town of Chicago is Founded

Age 3

Chicago became an incorporated town after the Potawatomi Native Americans and the United States Government signed the Treaty of Chicago. The name comes from the indigenous word shikaakwa meaning onion, or something similar, because of the wild garlic that grew abundantly in the area.

Age 33

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Alexander Hansen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Arnt Alexander Hansen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Alexander in entry for Henry C Hansen and Emma Horney, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"

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