Bertha Hansen

28 February 1849–20 April 1927 (Age 78)
Skovkrogen, Dreslette, Assens, Denmark

The Life Summary of Bertha

When Bertha Hansen was born on 28 February 1849, in Skovkrogen, Dreslette, Assens, Denmark, her father, Rasmus Hansen, was 39 and her mother, Lene Dorthea Hansdatter, was 40. She married Christian Christoffersen on 24 December 1866, in Oneida, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She immigrated to United States in 1859 and lived in Soda Springs, Caribou, Idaho, United States in 1880 and Chesterfield, Bannock, Idaho, United States in 1900. She died on 20 April 1927, in Presto, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Soda Springs, Caribou, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christian Christoffersen
1845–1895
Bertha Hansen
1849–1927
Marriage: 24 December 1866
Clarence A. Christofferson
1868–1942
Mary Christofferson
1870–1905
Agnes E. Christofferson
1872–1964
Peter W. Christofferson
1874–1934
George W. Christofferson
1876–1910
Frederick Elliott Christofferson
1878–1938
James R Christofferson
1881–1927
Simeon Christian Christoffersen
1884–1944
Walter Franklin Christofferson
1886–1949

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1866Oneida, Idaho, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1850 · Translation of the Book of Mormon into Danish
    Age 1
    Erastus Snow and Peter Hansen translated the Book of Mormon into Danish after six months of being in the country. This translation was the first full translation of the Book of Mormon into another language, after English.
    1863
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 21
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Hanse
    Hans

    Sources (50)

    • Birthe Rasmusen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
    • Birte Rasmussen in household of Rasmus Hansen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
    • Bertha Hansen, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"

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