Hansena Catharina Smith

23 March 1833–7 December 1865 (Age 32)
Ålborg, Vor Frue, Ålborg, Denmark

The Life Summary of Hansena Catharina

When Hansena Catharina Smith was born on 23 March 1833, in Ålborg, Vor Frue, Ålborg, Denmark, her father, Hans Peter Lund Schmidt, was 22 and her mother, Mette Larsdatter, was 27. She married Jens Christian Nicolaisen on 26 December 1854, in Nørresundby, Ålborghus, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1860 and lived in Jetsmark, Hvetbo, Hjørring, Denmark in 1845 and Copenhagen, Denmark in 1860. She died on 7 December 1865, in Corn Creek, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 32.

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Family Time Line

Jens Christian Nicolaisen
Hansena Catharina Smith
Marriage: 26 December 1854
Nicolai Bertrand ( Nicolaisen) Marsing
Nicoline Josephine Nicolaisen
Wita Petrine Amelia Nicolaisen
Jensine Christine Nicolaisen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 December 1854Nørresundby, Ålborghus, Denmark
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    World Events (7)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 13
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
    Age 14
    The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

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

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    Sources (19)

    • Hansine Christine Smith in entry for Nicoline Josephine Andersen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941" -Birth of daughter, Nicoline, 1857
    • Hansine Christine Fodt Smith in household of Christian Schon, "Denmark Census, 1860"
    • Hansine Cathrine Schmidt, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941" -Marriage to Jens Christian Nicolaisen, 1854

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