Hans P. Hansen and his family lived on a farm in Underhill, Oconto County, Wisconsin. Danish family descendant, grand niece Birgit Nielsen , has spent the past 15 years searching for the American immigrant segments of that family.
She finally found Hans on the Underhill Cemetery transcription pages, matching his birth year and using the US Census to verify dates and immigration. Buried with Hans P. Hansen are his wife Laura and their daughter Nellie along with nephew Paul Hansen. Paul is not buried with a spouse.
Cemetery documents also have the entire family plot purchased by Herbert Hansen asa Christ (husband of Nellie Hansen). He is also buried there. Herbert Hansen asa Christ (husband of Nellie Hansen) is related to the family by marriage to only daughter Nellie Hansen. Herbert originally had the surname of Christ. He lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as a child and later while married to Nellie. Herbert used the name "Christ" in Milwaukee and "Hansen" in Oconto County. The 1930 Census for Milwaukee shows Herbert and Nellie residing there. It is not known if they had children.
Parents to Herbert Walter Christ were:
Christ, born in Brandenburg in Germany,
Herbert Walther Christ there was one more
Sister: Lillie Christ, born in Wisconsin, August 1887
Known Family History
In Denmark, records provide that Hans P. Hansen was age 20 years when he immigrated to North America on 4 October 1872, as confirmed by his travel contact number. While living in Denmark, he had also used the old family name of "Tage". His last residence in Europe was in Nakskov, Denmark. Hans was born in Denmark 3, August, 1851. His brother was Jeppe Hansen, whose family remained there. Hans first immigrated to Marquette, Michigan upon arrival in 1872.
Hans was found on the 1900 US Census for Underhill, Oconto County, Wisconsin. He owned a farm and was married to Laura ? for 17 years (about 1883). Laura had given birth to one child, Nellie age 9, living with them. She was born July 1890 in Wisconsin. Immigration for Hans confirmed the 1872 year, as well as the month and year of birth in Denmark. Laura had also been born in Denmark Sept. 1860 and had immigrated to North America in 1873 at age 13.
In 1907 Hans nephew, Paul Hansen, immigrated to America, destination was Hans P. Hansen in Underhill, Wisconsin. Paul had been born to Jeppe Hansen in Denmark 13 May 1891. Family oral history in Denmark said that Paul had died of Tuberculosis in America at a young age. The gravestone in Underhill Cemetery has his death in 1912 at age 21 years.
In the near future research on the obituaries or death notices, death certificates of all members and birth certificate of Nellie Hansen offers the hope of finding out more information for the family still in Denmark today. Many questions remain to be answered. If you can help, please consider doing it. Questions include the maiden name and family of Laura Hansen; how does Herbert Hansen fit into the grouping; was Hans P. Hansen married/widowed with children before his marriage to Laura at age 31; were there other descendants of this Hansen family branch in America?
”Tage” (Hans Peter Hansen’s
Ane Hansen (Hans
Peter Hansens mother):
Maren Kirstine Hansen - born 05.09.1837 - dead in Denmark
Jeppe Hansen - brother of Hans Peter Hansen of Underhill
is showing Hans Peter Hansen's brother,
and wife Anna Maria Rasmussen (my great-grandparents). Jeppe Hansen was
67 years of age when their youngest child was born.
belonged to Jeppe Hansen and his son my
it in 1930 when Jeppe died. My great-grandfather lived with them until
1945, where she moved to a residential house for elderly persons. Many
childern are born in that house. I was born there in 1954, my mother
born there in 1936 and all my grandfathers brother and sisters are born
Hansen ” Tage” (Hans
Peter Hansen’s brother, my great-grandfather) -
He was married 3 times and became father to 17 children.
First marriage in 1869 with
Nielsine Nielsen Plough -
Anna Hansine Hansen - born 11.08.1869
Second marriage in 1882
with Hansine Marie Clausen -
Klara Nielsine Hansen born 12.08.1884
Third marriage in 1895 with
Anna Maria Rasmussen (my great-grandmother) – born 09.04.1866
Maribo County, Denmark - dead 25.04.1961
Alfred Hansen ”Tage” (my grandfather)
- born 19.03.1895 in Skørringe
Parish, Maribo County, Denmark – dead 13.09.1885 in
Maribo County, Denmark.
Hans Alfred Hansen ”Tage”
Alfred Hansen ”Tage”
(my grandfather) -
Married 12.05.1930 Stokkemarke Church, with:
Elisabeth Rasmussen (my grandmother)
Kristian Frederik Hansen
Svend Einar Hansen
My Grandfather Hans Alfred Hansen's brother, Svend Einar Hansen, was born in Denmark in 1895 and died in Baltimore, 9 April 1955. He had been a sailor in the Navy of Denmark and later was a Merchant Marine for his adult life. He remain single and had made his home at several ports in the United States. The 1930 U.S. Merchant Marine Census has him living in Port in 1930: St Bernard Parish, Louisiana. Ship Name: Steam Ship Delecto. His last Port of residence was Baltimore, Maryland.