Hans Andersen

Brief Life History of Hans

When Hans Andersen was born on 22 December 1819, in Bredstrup, Nørre Nærå, Odensegård, Denmark, his father, Anders Nielsen, was 47 and his mother, Mette Knudsdatter, was 33. He married Maren Jensdatter on 17 October 1845, in Nørre Nærå, Odensegård, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1863 and lived in Nørre Nærå, Skam, Odense, Denmark for about 26 years. He died on 5 November 1901, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hans Andersen
Maren Jensdatter
Marriage: 17 October 1845
Mette Catherine (Catrina) Andersen
Bertha Marie Anderson
Anders Andrew Andersen
Jens James Andersen
Mary or Maren Andersen
Sina Georgina or Sine Jorgine Andersen
Ane Andersen
Hans Andersen Jr.
William Andersen
Hannah Andersen

Sources (67)

  • Hans Andersen, "Denmark Census, 1855"
  • Hans Anderson, “Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951”
  • Hans Andersen, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"

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World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

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.


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, Niels, Lars, Nels, Per, Anders, Holger, Jorgen, Thor, Bjorn, Helmer, Alf.

Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas . Compare Anderson 1.

Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, and very rare Danish patronymic Anderssen, a cognate of 1 above. Compare Andersson 2.

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

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