Hans Jorgensen Brown

1 July 1838–4 November 1912 (Age 74)
Hårby, Assens, Denmark

The Life Summary of Hans Jorgensen

When Hans Jorgensen Brown was born on 1 July 1838, in Hårby, Assens, Denmark, his father, Jorgen Jorgensen, was 34 and his mother, Maren Hansdatter, was 25. He married Anna E Nielsen on 13 April 1862, in At Sea. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1867. He died on 4 November 1912, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Hans Jorgensen Brown
Anna Christena Larsen
Marriage: 20 April 1867
Caroline Christina Brown
Anna Dorthea Brown
Hans George Brown
Mary Brown
Eliza Cecilie Brown
Elnora Catherina Brown
Andrew Mickel Brown
Joseph Emilias Brown

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 April 1867Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
    Age 9
    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.
    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks
    Age 21
    The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, and Irish: generally a nickname referring to the color of the hair or complexion, Middle English br(o)un, from Old English brūn or Old French brun. This word is occasionally found in Old French, Middle English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname (Middle English personal name Brun, Broun, ancient Germanic Bruno, Old English Brūn, or possibly Old Norse Brúnn or Brúni). Brun- was also an ancient Germanic name-forming element. Some instances of Old English Brūn as a personal name may therefore be short forms of compound names such as Brūngar, Brūnwine, etc. As a Scottish and Irish name, it sometimes represents a translation of Gaelic Donn (see below). Brown (including in the senses below) is the fourth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below).Irish and Scottish: adopted for Ó Duinn (see Dunn ) or for any of the many Irish and Scottish Gaelic names containing the element donn ‘brown-haired’ (also meaning ‘chieftain’), for example Donahue .Irish: phonetic Anglicization of Mac an Bhreitheamhnaigh; see Breheny .

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

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    Sources (21)

    • Hans Bersen, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Hans J. Brown in entry for Nora Brown Cook, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • H J Brown, "United States Census, 1880"

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