Hans Opheim Haggen

5 January 1885–8 December 1959 (Age 74)
Haugesund, Rogaland, Norway

The Life Summary of Hans

When Hans Opheim Haggen was born on 5 January 1885, in Haugesund, Rogaland, Norway, his father, John Olesen Opheim Haggen, was 33 and his mother, Sofie Hansdatter, was 32. He married Nelly Margaret Nikoline Torgersen on 14 May 1923, in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Ellis Island, New York City, New York, United States in 1903 and lived in Election District 13 Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming, United States in 1940. He died on 8 December 1959, in Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hans Opheim Haggen
Nelly Margaret Nikoline Torgersen
Marriage: 14 May 1923
Nellie May Haggen
John Theodore Haggen
Edward Hans Haggen
Hannah Sophia Haggen
Arthur Emiel Haggen
Ellianor Annetta Haggen
Grant Andrew Haggen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 May 1923Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    Age 5
    Historical Boundaries 1888: Fremont, Wyoming Territory, United States 1890: Big Horn, Wyoming Territory, United States 1890: Big Horn, Wyoming, United States
    1905 · Freedom for Norway
    Age 20
    Swedish-Norwegian union was legally dissolved. Norway became a free country in 1905. Danish Prince, Carl Fredrik, became King of Norway, and chose as his name, King Håkon VII. From then on the king was a titular head only.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Knute, Lars, Selmer.Norwegian: habitational name from any of about twenty farmsteads, chiefly in Hordaland, from Old Norse Uppheimr, a compound of uppi ‘up’ + heimr ‘farmstead’ (i.e. a farmstead situated on higher ground).German: habitational name from an unidentified place, possibly a shortened form of Oppenheim (Rhineland-Palatinate).

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

    Sources (28)

    • Hans Haggen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Hans Haggen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Hans Haggen, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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