Hans Lorentsen

September 1798–5 August 1879 (Age 80)
Kragelund, Volstrup, Børglum, Denmark

The Life Summary of Hans

When Hans Lorentsen was born in September 1798, in Kragelund, Volstrup, Børglum, Denmark, his father, Lorentz Lorentzen, was 41 and his mother, Johanne Christensdatter, was 37. He married Ane Rasmusdatter on 20 November 1831, in Volstrup, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Volstrup, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark for about 26 years and Scipio, Millard, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 5 August 1879, in Elsinore, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Elsinore, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Hans Lorentsen
Mary Ann 'Mariane' Hansen
Marriage: 1 April 1839
Hans Christian Lorensen
Andreas Lorensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 April 1839Volstrup, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 2
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    Age 5
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 22
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Oivind, Palle, Erik, Jorgen, Oyvind, Peer, Per. German Hans, Elke, Friedrich, Fritz, Gerhard, Inge, Ingeborg.North German, Norwegian, and Danish: patronymic from Lorentz .

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

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    Sources (39)

    • Hans Lorentsen, "Denmark Census, 1855"
    • Hans Lorensen in entry for Hans Lorensen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Hans Lorensen, "United States Census, 1870"

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