Peter Hansen

Brief Life History of Peter

When Peter Hansen was born on 30 August 1862, in Independence Rock, Natrona, Wyoming, United States, his father, Mads Hansen, was 31 and his mother, Mette Petersen, was 25. He died on 23 September 1862, in Echo Canyon, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 0, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mads Hansen
1830–1910
Mette Petersen
1837–1921
Minnie Dorthea Madsen
1856–1862
Hans Peter Madsen
1858–1862
Karen Marie Madsen
1860–1862
Peter Hansen
1862–1862
Elias Peter Hansen
1863–1950
Hyrum William Hansen
1866–1951
Joseph Hansen
1868–1870
Henry Hansen
1870–1872
George David Hansen
1871–1951
James Edward Hansen
1874–1941
Emma Matina Hansen
1877–1949
Annie Hansen
1880–1884

Sources (4)

  • Hans Peter Hansen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Peter Hansen, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"
  • Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah

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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Immigration to the United States

Mads Hansen and his family emigrated from Denmark in 1862 with a large company of Scandinavian Latter-Day Saints. The sailed across the Atlantic from Hamburg, Germany, to New York. Some sources cite t …

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