Jens Hansen

14 February 1822–30 November 1884 (Age 62)
Hulegård, Allerslev, Voldborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Life Summary of Jens

When Jens Hansen was born on 14 February 1822, in Hulegård, Allerslev, Voldborg, Copenhagen, Denmark, his father, Hans SORENSEN, was 25 and his mother, Karen Lucie NIELSEN, was 27. He married Charlotte Sophie Dorthea Pedersen on 19 June 1847, in Kisserup, Roskilde, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 30 November 1884, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jens Hansen
Charlotte Sophie Dorthea Pedersen
Marriage: 19 June 1847
Karen Marie Hansen
Hans Christian Hansen
Geraldina Hansen
Dorthea Hansen
Ellen Hansen
Sophia Hansen
Jens J. Hansen
Emeline Hansen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 June 1847Kisserup, Roskilde, Denmark
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 3
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark
    Age 7
    Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.
    Age 24
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Nels, Niels, Thor, Jorgen, Knud, Holger, Morten, Nils, Einer, Johan.Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Flemish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Hans . This is the most common surname in Norway. Compare Hanson 4 and also 2 below.Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, Dutch, Flemish, and Danish Hanssen , a variant of 1 above. Compare Hansson 2.

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

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    Story Highlight

    My Grandmother Dorthea Hansen Jorgensen

    Grand Mother Jorgensen By Pearl Adell Jorgensen Jensen Submitted by LaVee J. Kawakami (Original spelling, punctuation, grammar and typographical errors have not been altered.) In Manti on March …

    Sources (64)

    • Yans Hanson, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Jens Hansen in entry for Dorthea Hansen Jorgensen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Jens Hansen, "United States Census, 1880"

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