Hans Christian Hansen Sr.

13 May 1820–28 August 1903 (Age 83)
Longelse, Rudkøbing, Fyn, Denmark

The Life Summary of Hans Christian

When Hans Christian Hansen Sr. was born on 13 May 1820, in Longelse, Rudkøbing, Fyn, Denmark, his father, Rasmus Hansen, was 28 and his mother, Regina Kirstine Olsen Mortensen, was 24. He married Anne Catherine Hedvig Rasmussen on 7 October 1849, in Horne, Sallinge, Svendborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Longelse, Langelands Sønder, Svendborg, Denmark in 1834 and Sønder Longelse, Longelse, Rudkøbing, Fyn, Denmark in 1834. He died on 28 August 1903, in Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Plain City Cemetery, Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Hans Christian Hansen Sr.
Anna Catherine Nielsen
Marriage: 21 March 1863
Joseph Emelius Hansen
Hyrum Reuben Hansen
Hedvig Hansen
Moroni Nielor Hansen
Joanna Cathrine Hansen
Louis Alma Hansen
Lorenzo Emanuel Hansen
Martin Grant Hansen
George Parley Hansen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 March 1863Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 5
    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.
    Age 26
    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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    A Brief History of Hans Christian Hansen Sr.

    1 A BRIEF HISTORY OF HANS CHRISTIAN HANSEN SR. The son of Rasmus Hansen and Regine Kirstine Olsen, born at Longelse, Svendborg County, Langeland, Denmark, the 13 day of May, 1820. He had four wives …

    Sources (57)

    • Hans Christian Hansen in household of Rasmus Hansen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
    • Hans C. Hanson in entry for Hans C.f.w.a.r. Hanson, "Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990"
    • Hancy C Hanson, "United States Census, 1880"

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