Hansine Bernhardine Petrine Hansen

Female21 September 1829–1867

Brief Life History of Hansine Bernhardine Petrine

When Hansine Bernhardine Petrine Hansen was born on 21 September 1829, in Vor Frelsers, København, Denmark, her father, Paul Hansen, was 40 and her mother, Dorthea Kirstine Jensdatter, was 42. She married Niels Lars Christensen on 12 July 1850, in Trinitatis, København, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in København, Denmark for about 10 years. She died in 1867, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 38.

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Family Time Line

Niels Lars Christensen
Hansine Bernhardine Petrine Hansen
Marriage: 12 July 1850
Polena Louise Christensen
Anna Sophia Christensen
Lewis Peter Christensen
Julius Bernard Christensen
Heber Christian Christensen
Joseph Christensen
Benjamin Christensen
Josephine Diantha Christensen

Sources (22)

  • Hansine Bernhardine Petrine Hansen in household of Poul Hansen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
  • Hansine Hansen in entry for Julius Bernard Christensen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • Hansine Petrine Hansen in household of Poul Hansen, "Denmark Census, 1840"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 July 1850Trinitatis, København, Denmark
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 1

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1830 · The Oregon Trail

    Age 1

    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.


    Age 17

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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

    Story Highlight

    Julius B. Christensen, Manti Citizen

    CHRISTENSEN, JULIUS B., second son of N. L. and Hansine, was born in Moroni, October 12, 1859. His parents were natives of Denmark, where they joined the Mormon Church, and emigrated to Utah in 1853, …

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