Paul Hansen

20 May 1806–
Espe, Sallinge, Svendborg, Denmark

The Life Summary of Paul

When Paul Hansen was born on 20 May 1806, in Espe, Sallinge, Svendborg, Denmark, his father, Godfrey Hansen, was 26 and his mother, Mary Paulsen, was 22. He married Maria Sophia Knudt on 27 March 1835, in Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1850. He died in Goshen, Utah, Utah, United States, and was buried in Goshen, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Paul Hansen
Maria Sophia Knudt
Marriage: 27 March 1835
William Lauritz Hanson
Child Hansen
Caroline Margaret Hansen
Amelius Waltimer Hansen
Thorvald Gotfred Hansen
Adolphine Conradine Hansen
Hansine Pauline Hansen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 March 1835Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn
    Age 2
    Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn, The Cross of Honour of the Order of the Dannebrog, is an award connected to the Danish Order of the Dannebrog. The cross was instituted by King Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway on June 28, 1808 and was named Dannebrogsmendenes Haederstegn until 1952. The award is given to any Dane who has provided a service to Denmark through a noble deed. The cross is considered an additional recognition if awarded to someone who is already a holder of the Order.
    Age 40
    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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    Sources (28)

    • Paul Hansen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
    • Hansen in entry for Adolphia Conradina Clark, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Paul Hansen - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Paul Hanson

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