Jane Messervy

18 April 1844–1894 (Age 49)
Saint John, Jersey

The Life Summary of Jane

When Jane Messervy was born on 18 April 1844, in Saint John, Jersey, her father, Josué Messervy, was 37 and her mother, Jeanne Robert, was 32. She married Amelius Waltimer Hansen on 4 August 1859, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1853 and lived in Jersey in 1851 and Cache, Utah, United States in 1870. She died in 1894, in Utah, United States, at the age of 50.

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Family Time Line

Amelius Waltimer Hansen
Jane Messervy
Marriage: 4 August 1859
Chloe Hansen
William J Hansen
Nellie Hansen
Mary Bell Hansen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 August 1859Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 19
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    Name Meaning

    Channel Islands (Jersey): nickname from Norman French messervi ‘ill-served, ill-used’. The 12th-century Anglo-Norman chronicler Wace mentions someone as son frere messervi ‘his ill-used brother’. Compare Meserve and Meservey .

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

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    Story Highlight


    Jane (Jeanne)Messervy was born 18 April 1843 in Saint John, Jersey, Channel Islands. England to Joshua and Jeanne Robert Messervy Sr. She had a sister, also Jane (Jeanne)who died at the age of three. …

    Sources (8)

    • Jane Messervy in household of Joshua Messervy, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Jane Hansen in household of E W Hansen, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Jane Hansen in entry for Mary Bell Hansen, "Utah Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946"

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