Hans Christian Sørensen Hegsted

Brief Life History of Hans Christian

When Hans Christian Sørensen Hegsted was born on 17 August 1830, in Vrejlev, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Søren Christian Hansen, was 32 and his mother, Johanne Christiansdatter, was 28. He married Maren Børglum on 10 December 1861, in Hjorring Sankt Catherainæ, Sankt Catharinæ, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Vester Brønderslev, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark in 1834. He died on 11 August 1914, in Salem, Madison, Idaho, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Rexburg Cemetery, Madison, Idaho, United States.

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Hans Christian Sørensen Hegsted
Maren Børglum
Marriage: 10 December 1861
Victor August Høgsted
Victor Charles Høgsted
Sarah Hegsted
Annie Marie Høgsted
Mariah Sørensen Høgsted
Inga Hegsted
Jacob Høgsted
Ephraim Høgsted
Brigham Høgsted
Ephraim Moses Høgsted
Simon Dolphy Høgsted

Sources (107)

  • Hans Christian Sørensen in household of Søren Christian Hansen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • Hans Christian Sørensen Birth/Christening 1830 in Vrejlev parish, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark
  • Hans Sorensen, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

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.


Earliest Memorial: Sarah Ann Plant Ward BIRTH 23 Sep 1824 Wakerley, East Northamptonshire Borough, Northamptonshire, England DEATH 14 Jan 1858 (aged 33) Liverpool, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England BURIAL Rexburg Cemetery Rexburg, Madison County, Idaho, USA MEMORIAL ID 26330953

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Per, Viggo, Einer, Lars, Morten, Bent, Holger, Jorgen, Knud.

Danish and Norwegian (Sørensen): patronymic from the personal name Søren, Danish form of Latin Severinus (see Severin ).

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

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Hans Christian Sorensen Hegsted Mary Borglum Hegsted Ane Christina Iversen Hegsted Nelsina Christina Nielsen Hegsted Material gathered and written about 1947 and 1948 by Inga Hegsted Shurtleff Edi …

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