Erasmus Martin Hansen

Male26 March 1859–7 March 1939

Brief Life History of Erasmus Martin

When Erasmus Martin Hansen was born on 26 March 1859, in Bederslev, Odense, Denmark, his father, Christian Hansen, was 36 and his mother, Gertrude Kristina Rasmussen, was 32. He married Caroline Christiansen on 7 April 1881, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Båg, Odense, Denmark in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 7 March 1939, in Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Erasmus Martin Hansen
Caroline Christiansen
Marriage: 7 April 1881
Carrie Kirstine Hansen
Annie Laura Hanson
Martin Henry Hanson
Lorenzo Christian Hanson
Peter Grantley Hanson
Lillian Olive Hansen
David Arden Hansen
Gladys Marie Hanson
Nephi Burton Hanson
Celia Roselin Hanson
Millard A Hanson

Sources (29)

  • Marten E Hanson in household of Christian Hanson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • E M Hanson in entry for Andrew A Dahlquist, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
  • Martin Hanson in entry for Lillian Bridges, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 April 1881Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Historical Boundaries: 1860: Millard, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Millard, Utah, United States


    Age 4

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 22

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    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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    Story Highlight

    A Brief History of Caroline Christiansen Hanson

    As she told it to her daughter, Carrie Hanson Davies Dec. 1957 I was born in the town Aelon, Providence of Fyn, Denmark, July 6, 1862, a daughter of Henrick Christiansen and Anna Marie Pedersen. When …

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