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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Mads Hansen
Mette Petersen
Minnie Dorthea Madsen
Hans Peter Madsen
Karen Marie Madsen
Peter Hansen
Elias Peter Hansen
Hyrum William Hansen
Joseph Hansen
Henry Hansen
George David Hansen
James Edward Hansen
Emma Matina Hansen
Annie Hansen

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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