Lene Dorthea Hansdatter

26 February 1809–25 January 1896 (Age 86)
Dreslette, Assens, Denmark

The Life Summary of Lene Dorthea

When Lene Dorthea Hansdatter was born on 26 February 1809, in Dreslette, Assens, Denmark, her father, Hans Sørensen, was 47 and her mother, Kirsten Offersdatter, was 24. She married Rasmus Hansen on 10 November 1837, in Dreslette, Assens, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Dreslette, Båg, Odense, Denmark for about 21 years and Deer Lodge, Montana, United States in 1870. She died on 25 January 1896, in Deer Lodge, Powell, Montana, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Deer Lodge, Powell, Montana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rasmus Hansen
Lene Dorthea Hansdatter
Marriage: 10 November 1837
Hans Rasmus Hansen
Hans Offer Hansen
Lene Hansen
Lars Hansen
Andrew Hansen
Christiane Marie Hansen
Bertha Hansen
Niels Hansen
Anna Mary Hansen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 November 1837Dreslette, Assens, Denmark
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · War of 1812
    Age 3
    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 23
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    Short form of Helene or Magdalene , also used as an independent given name.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

    Sources (42)

    • Lene Hansdr in entry for Birthe Rasmusen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
    • Lars Hansdatter in household of Rasmus Hansen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
    • Lena Dorte in entry for Andrew Hanson and Sorine M. Sorenson, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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