Hans Pedersen Hansen

30 April 1847–2 November 1899 (Age 52)
Hvedstrup, Sømme, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Life Summary of Hans Pedersen

When Hans Pedersen Hansen was born on 30 April 1847, in Hvedstrup, Sømme, Copenhagen, Denmark, his father, Peder Johan Hansen, was 31 and his mother, Annie Nielsen, was 28. He married Josefine Steffensen on 18 September 1876, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Sengeløse, Smørum, Copenhagen, Denmark in 1860 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 2 November 1899, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hans Pedersen Hansen
Josefine Steffensen
Marriage: 18 September 1876
Cameron Hansen
Comelia Sorensen
Effie Josephine Hansen
Mary Alberta Hansen
Anna Annetta Hansen
George Rupert Hansen
Sarah Theora Hansen
Laretta Hansen
James Clifford Hansen
Amos Hansen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 September 1876Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1848 · Early Settlers
    Age 1
    The earliest settlers housed themselves in a dugout in a hillside. The first families settled in the South Cottonwood area during the fall of 1848. These families settled near Little Cottonwood Creek and Big Cottonwood Creek which made it easy to water animals and crops. Nearly twenty families were living in South Cottonwood in 1860's. The area was surveyed by Amasa M. Lyman and divided into one-mile square areas. These were then subdivided into 10 acre plots per family. The first to settle the area included William Crosby, James M. Flake, Daniel Clark, John Brown, John Tanner and sons, Nathan and Sidney, along with Daniel Thomas. The earliest houses were built out of logs and adobe. Time was spent farming and herding. For fun, some spent time riding broncos, fishing, hunting, or dancing to an accordion. The area was crawling with wildlife such as blackbirds, mockingbirds, skunks, minks, badgers, and wolves.
    Age 2
    Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy. A two-chamber parliament is established.
    1868 · Magasin Du Nord
    Age 21
    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.

    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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    Sources (38)

    • Hans Hanson in entry for Sarah Theora Dunlap, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Hans Pedersen in household of Peder Hansen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
    • Hans Hansen in entry for James Clifford Hansen and Jessie Josephine Dorchens, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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