Hans Gulbrandsen

13 December 1823–26 June 1894 (Age 70)
Asker, Akershus, Norway

The Life Summary of Hans

When Hans Gulbrandsen was born on 13 December 1823, in Asker, Akershus, Norway, his father, Gulbrand Christoffersen, was 41 and his mother, Birte Olsdatter, was 29. He married Elen Paulsdatter on 12 March 1848, in Asker, Akershus, Norway. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States in 1870 and Woodruff, Apache, Arizona Territory, United States in 1880. In 1863, at the age of 40, his occupation is listed as watchmaker in Asker, Akershus, Norway. He died on 26 June 1894, in Woodruff, Navajo, Arizona, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Woodruff, Navajo, Arizona, United States.

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Hans Gulbrandsen
Elen Paulsdatter
Marriage: 12 March 1848
Louisa Christinia Gulbrandsen
Pauline Gustava Gulbrandsen
Marta Gulbrandsen
Bernhard Gulbrandsen

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act
Age 2
The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1825 · Sloopers
Age 2
First organized group of emigrants to leave Norway. First emigration to America began with the Sloopers who left in an undersized sloop “Restauration” sailed from Stavanger, Norway on July 4th, 1825.
1843 · Edvard Grieg
Age 20
Birth year of renown musical composer and pianist. Born in Bergen, Norway. Musical composer and pianist whose music is known worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions brought the music of Norway to develop a national identity,

Name Meaning

(1997: 219;2007: 386; 2010: 491)Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Bjorn.Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Gulbrand, from Old Norse Guthbrandr, a compound of guth ‘god’ + brandr ‘sword’. Compare Gilbertsen .

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

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My memories of my great-grandfather John Addison Hunt

I was born in 1949 and my great-grandfather, John Addison Hunt, died in 1958 when I was 9 years old. Even though I was quite young I have several vivid memories of him. Every summer we would come as …

Sources (28)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Hans Gulbrandsen - birth: 13 December 1823; Asker, Akershus, Norway
  • Hans Goldbronson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Hans Guldbrandsen, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"

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