Margrethe Hansen

Jevnaker, Oppland, Norway

The Life of Margrethe

When Margrethe Hansen was born in 1802, her father, Hans Olsen, was 27 and her mother, Christine Nielsen, was 27. She married Frederik Eilersen on 23 June 1836.

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Frederik Eilersen
Margrethe Hansen
Marriage: 23 June 1836

Spouse and Children

    Frederik Eilersen



23 June 1836

Parents and Siblings






    Niels Hansen



World Events (8)

1810 · Vaccinations

Age 8

Royal order issued by the King of Norway and Denmark in 1810 required everyone to have a certificate of smallpox vaccination. This was also recorded in the Church records. 33
1810 · Ole Bull

Age 8

Eminent Norwegian violinist and composer. Renown Norwegian violinist and composer who toured multiple times in the US. Family friend with Edvard Grieg.
1834 · Fox River Settlement

Age 32

Fox River Settlement in Illinois begun in 1834. It was the first permanent Norwegian-American immigrant settlement in the Midwest.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Hans .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Margrete Hansdatter, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"

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