Birthe Sophie Hansen

7 February 1829–15 September 1855 (Age 26)
Kajerød, Birkerød, Frederiksborg, Denmark

The Life Summary of Birthe Sophie

When Birthe Sophie Hansen was born on 7 February 1829, in Kajerød, Birkerød, Frederiksborg, Denmark, her father, Hans Nielsen, was 37 and her mother, Anna Fredrika Olsen, was 27. She married Hendrik Soeby about 1849, in Kajerød, Birkerød, Frederiksborg, Denmark. She lived in Birkerød, Lynge-Kronborg, Frederiksborg, Denmark for about 16 years. She died on 15 September 1855, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 26, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hendrich Erichsen
Birthe Sophie Hansen
Marriage: December 1852
Malinda Eriksen
Anna Fredrike Eriksen

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  • Marriage
    December 1852Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (4)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 1
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    Age 17
    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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    Anna Frederickke Olsdatter (Olsen) - Life Sketch

    Anna Frederickke Olsdatter (Olsen) was born on 10 Dec 1801 in Birkerod, Frederiksbork Denmark. She married her husband, Hans Nielsen, a widower with three children when she was twenty-five years old o …

    Sources (11)

    • Birthe Hansdatter in household of Hans Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
    • Bertha Hansdatter in household of Hans Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1840"
    • Sophia Ericks in entry for Matilda R. Ericks, "Utah Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946"

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