Lafayette Hansen

6 February 1854–11 August 1862 (Age 8)
Glenwood, Mills, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Lafayette

When Lafayette Hansen was born on 6 February 1854, in Glenwood, Mills, Iowa, United States, his father, Niels Hansen, was 47 and his mother, Marilla Terry, was 30. He lived in Indian Creek Township, Mills, Iowa, United States in 1860. He died on 11 August 1862, at the age of 8.

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Niels Hansen
Marilla Terry
Martha Jane Hansen
Andrew Jackson Hansen
Amy Hansen
Lafayette Hansen
Sarah Elizabeth Hansen
Hannah Jane Hansen
Julia Elzina Hansen

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1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
Age 3
The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

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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A sketch of the life of Julia Hansen Hall

A sketch of the life of Julia Hansen Hall Written by herself in 1934 I was born near Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa on January 28, 1860. The following year I came to Utah with my mother, brothers, a …

Sources (3)

  • Lafayette Hanson in household of Nelson Hanson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lafayette Hansen, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"
  • Lafayette Hansen, 'Geni World Family Tree' on MyHeritage

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