Hans Svendsen Low

Male15 June 1860–17 July 1947

Brief Life History of Hans Svendsen

When Hans Svendsen Low was born on 15 June 1860, in Østerlarsker, Øster, Bornholm, Denmark, his father, Svend Low Thorsen, was 24 and his mother, Helene Hansdatter, was 26. He married Johanne Marie Nørregaard on 24 August 1888, in Neksø, Bornholm, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Nexø, Bornholm, Denmark in 1890 and San Francisco, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 17 July 1947, in San Mateo, California, United States, at the age of 87.

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Hans Svendsen Low
Johanne Marie Nørregaard
Marriage: 24 August 1888
Hansine Andrea Low
Andreas Low
Anker Mathias Low
George Mathew Low

Sources (25)

  • Hans Svendsen Low in household of Jørgen Andreas Kuu, "Denmark Census, 1880"
  • Hans Svendsen Low, "World Miscellaneous Births and Baptisms, 1534-1983"
  • Hans Svendsen Low, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"

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  • Marriage
    24 August 1888Neksø, Bornholm, Denmark
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1868 · Magasin Du Nord

    Age 8

    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.

    1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

    Age 9

    The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.


    Age 26

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived near a tumulus, mound or hill, Middle English lowe, from Old English hlāw (see Law 2).

    Scottish and English: nickname for a short man, from Middle English lah, lowe (Old Norse lágr; the word was adopted first into the northern dialects of Middle English, where Scandinavian influence was strong, and then spread south, with regular alteration of the vowel quality).

    English and Scottish (of Norman origin): nickname for a violent or dangerous person, from Anglo-Norman French lou, leu ‘wolf’ (from Latin lupus). Wolves were relatively common in Britain at the time when most surnames were formed, as there still existed large tracts of uncleared forest.

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

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