Hans Hansen Bergen

1610–30 May 1654 (Age 44)
Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

The Life of Hans Hansen

When Hans Hansen Bergen was born in 1610, in Bergen, Hordaland, Norway, his father, Hans Nilsson Bergen, was 27 and his mother, Marta Jonassdotter, was 27. He married Sarah Jorise Rapalje in 1639, in New Amsterdam, New Netherland. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to New Amsterdam, New Netherland in 1635. He died on 30 May 1654, in Wallabout Bay, New York County, New York, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in New York County, New York Colony, British Colonial America.

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Hans Hansen Bergen
Sarah Jorise Rapalje
Marriage: 1639
Hans Hansen Bergen IV
Annetje Hanse Bergen
Breckjte Hansen Bergen
Jan Hansen Bergen
Michael Hansen Bergen
Jorise Hansen Bergen
Maritje Hansen Bergen
Catalyn Hansen Bergen
Jacob Hansen Bergen

Spouse and Children

New Amsterdam, New Netherland


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Name Meaning

1 Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill, or a habitational name from any of various places named with this word.2 German: inflected variant of Berg (originally after a preposition, as in an or zu Bergen).3 Swedish: variant of Berg .

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

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Hans Hansen Bergen Find A Grave Memorial# 72495189

Hans Hansen Bergen Birth: 1619, Norway Death: 1654 Brooklyn Kings County (Brooklyn) New York, USA HANS. HANSEN BERGEN resided for some years in New Amsterdam (now New York), where he owned and proba …

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  • Hans Hansen Bergen, "Find A Grave Index"
  • North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000
  • Netherlands, Baptism Index, 1557-1902

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