Hans Clausen

1766–6 July 1808 (Age 42)
Brarup, Maribo, Denmark

The Life of Hans

When Hans Clausen was born in 1766, in Brarup, Maribo, Denmark, his father, Claus Hansen, was 28 and his mother, Karen Jensen, was 24. He married Anne Mortensen on 16 February 1791, in Brarup, Maribo, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 6 July 1808, in his hometown, at the age of 42.

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Hans Clausen
Anne Mortensen
Marriage: 16 February 1791
Anne Dorthea Hansen
Jens Hansen Bunde
Rasmus Hansen
Kirsten Hansdatter
Anne Dorthe Hansen
Anne Dorthea Hansen
Rasmus Hansen
Hans Hansen
Hans Hansen Clausen
Karen Marie Hansen
Maren Hansen

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16 February 1791
Brarup, Maribo, Denmark


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World Events (5)

1776 · Kongens Klub

Age 10

The club was founded in 1776 by former members of Drejer's Club. It was initially known as Fich's Club. The latter name was a reference to Gottlieb Schreck who had purchased the House in 1775. He had adapted the interior to be used by the club. The club initially had 25 members but in 1778 the number of members had grown to 80. On 16 November 1782, the club was granted permission to use the name Kongens Klub (Royal Club). The club soon became a meeting place for members of the higher middle class.
1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

Age 23

The Old Artillery Barracks was the first of three barracks to be established in the Christianshavn district of Copenhagen. They were converted into barracks for the Artillery in 1789 and were used until 1923. Today, they have been converted into apartments and are listed for everyone.
1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis

Age 26

Det Classenske Fideicommis is a Danish charitable foundation formed by the industrialist Major General Johan Frederik Classen after he left behind his wealth and possessions in his will to help alleviate poverty and misery to those in the country. Today, it grants around 2 million kroner annually to those in need.

Name Meaning

Dutch, North German, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Claus , a reduced form of Nikolaus ( see Nicholas ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hans Clausen in entry for Hans Hansen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Hans Clausen in entry for Hans Hansen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Hans Clausen in entry for Rasmus, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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