Jorgen Hansen

Male12 April 1796–31 July 1859

Brief Life History of Jorgen

When Jorgen Hansen was born on 12 April 1796, in Smidstrup, Koldinghus, Denmark, his father, Hans Michelsen, was 55 and his mother, Maren Thomasdatter, was 35. He married Ane Johanne Larsdatr Lomholdt on 2 August 1828, in Herslev, Koldinghus, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Herslev, Brusk, Vejle, Denmark for about 16 years. He died on 31 July 1859, in Herslev, Roskilde, Denmark, at the age of 63.

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Jorgen Hansen
Ane Johanne Larsdatr Lomholdt
Marriage: 2 August 1828
Lars Lomholdt Jorgensen
Hans Jorgensen
Peder Jorgensen
Johanne Jørgensen
Peder Jorgensen

Sources (21)

  • Jorgen Hansen, "Denmark Census, 1840"
  • Jørgen Hansen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • Jorgen Hansen, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 August 1828Herslev, Koldinghus, Denmark
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (7)

    1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

    Age 9

    The Christianso Lighthouse is one of Denmark's oldest lighthouses and the first to have a flashing light. It was built on the island of Christianso in the northern Baltic Sea.

    1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn

    Age 12

    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.


    Age 18

    Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.

    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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