Alexander Hansen

24 October 1830–
Norway

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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Family Time Line

Alexander Hansen
1830–
Boletta Christine Petersen
1836–
Henry Charles Hansen
1865–1925
Betty Elvina Hansen
1867–
Alexander Ludwig Hansen
1869–1919
Anna Boletta Hansen
1872–
Oscar Axel Hansen
1874–1953
Gustav Fredrick Hansen
1879–

Spouse and Children

children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Male1817–1853Male

    Elen Bentzdatter

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(1)

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.
1863

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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