Hans Andersen

15 February 1860–5 November 1948 (Age 88)
Odder, Åkær, Denmark

The Life Summary of Hans

When Hans Andersen was born on 15 February 1860, in Odder, Åkær, Denmark, his father, Anders Hansen, was 37 and his mother, Maren Pedersen, was 31. He married Anne Katrine Jensen on 26 February 1885, in Levan, Juab, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Ward 5 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1920 and Århus, Vor Frue, Århus, Denmark in 1925. He died on 5 November 1948, in Levan, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Levan, Juab, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hans Andersen
Anne Katrine Jensen
Marriage: 26 February 1885
Hattie Andersen
Frank Andersen
Mary Christena Andersen
Anna Isabelle Andersen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 February 1885Levan, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1868 · Magasin Du Nord
    Age 8
    Magasin is a Danish chain of department stores that was founded in 1868 in Copenhagen and still exists today. They can be found in Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, and the UK.
    Age 26
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Lars, Nels, Per, Anders, Holger, Jorgen, Thor, Bjorn, Helmer, Alf.Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas . Compare Anderson 1.Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, and very rare Danish patronymic Anderssen, a cognate of 1 above. Compare Andersson 2.

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

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    Hans Andersen

    He immigrated to the US from Denmark. He came to Utah on a train to visit a friend at Ft. Douglas. The friend told him there were many Danes in Levan, so he went there. In Levan, he met his wife. He …

    Sources (25)

    • Hans Anderson, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Hans Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Hans Andersen in entry for Anna Katrena Andersen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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