Bjorn Kolbein Hanche

17 February 1890–17 December 1953 (Age 63)
Horten, Vestfold, Norway

The Life of Bjorn Kolbein

When Bjorn Kolbein Hanche was born on 17 February 1890, in Horten, Vestfold, Norway, his father, Johan Kristian Hanche, was 38 and his mother, Elise Sofie Bredesdatter, was 36. He had at least 4 daughters with Maren "Marie" Nielsen Mollerup. He lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1930. He died on 17 December 1953, at the age of 63.

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Bjorn Kolbein Hanche
Maren "Marie" Nielsen Mollerup
Krista Hanke
Ruth Hanke
Burnadeen Hanke
Bella Lily Hanke

Spouse and Children



    Krista Hanke


    Ruth Hanke


    Burnadeen Hanke



Parents and Siblings

    Johan Kristian Hanche


    Elise Sofie Bredesdatter




World Events (8)

1892 · The Masonic Temple Building

Age 2

The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 17

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

English (Staffordshire): unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Byorn Hanke, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bjorn Hanke in entry for Marion L Mead and Ruth M Hanke, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Bjorn Hancke in entry for Krista Elisia Hancke, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"

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