Peter Olsen Hansen

11 June 1818–9 August 1895 (Age 77)
Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Life Summary of Peter Olsen

When Peter Olsen Hansen was born on 11 June 1818, in Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, his father, Jens Hansen, was 42 and his mother, Martha Margrethe Erichsen Osmundsen, was 32. He married Ane Katrine Johansen Kofoed on 19 September 1851, in Vor Frue, Copenhagen, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 9 August 1895, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Peter Olsen Hansen
Ane Katrine Johansen Kofoed
Marriage: 19 September 1851
Peter Millennial Hanson
Helen Vilate Hansen
John Heber Hansen
Sarah Secelia Hansen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 September 1851Vor Frue, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark
    Age 11
    Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.
    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
    Age 29
    The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.

    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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    Dorius History translated by John Dorius and rewritten by L.S.Dorius

    Nicoli Dorius My Grandfather Nicoli Dorius was born September 21, 1804, at Caphag, a small village some distance from Copenhagen, Denmark. Father describes Denmark as being a beautiful country with …

    Sources (36)

    • Peter O Hansen, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Peter O. Hansen in entry for Johanna Marie Olsen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Holmen 1818 Birth of Peter Olsen Hansen to Ole Peter Hansen and Martha Margrethe Erichsen

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