Hans Knudsen

15 November 1867–25 October 1925 (Age 57)
Klintebjerg, Skeby, Lunde, Odense, Denmark

The Life of Hans

When Hans Knudsen was born on 15 November 1867, in Klintebjerg, Skeby, Lunde, Odense, Denmark, his father, Rasmus Knudsen, was 31 and his mother, Johanne Marie Hansen, was 26. He lived in Skeby, Lunde, Odense, Denmark for about 10 years. He died on 25 October 1925, in Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Mound Cemetery, Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States.

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Hans Knudsen
Johanna Knudsen

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    Rasmus Knudsen


    Johanne Marie Hansen




World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1868 · Magasin Du Nord

Age 1

Magasin is a Danish chain of department stores that was founded in 1868 in Copenhagen and still exists today. They can be found in Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, and the UK.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 16

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and German: patronymic from a personal name derived from Old Norse Knútr meaning ‘knot’ (Danish Knud, Norwegian Knut, German Knuth). This was a Danish royal name, Latinized as Canutus.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hans Knudsen in household of Rasmus Knudsen, "Denmark Census, 1880"
  • Hans Knudsen in household of Rasmus Knudsen, "Denmark Census, 1870"
  • Hans Knutson in household of Rasmus Knutson, "United States Census, 1900"

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