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Hans Jacobsen Madsen

Birthplace: Rostrup, Aalborg, Nordjylland, Danmark
Death: Died in Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA
Cause of death: Aortic Regurgitation and Gastritis
Place of Burial: Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacob Madsen and Dorothea Christine Jensen Madsen
Husband of Ann Elizabeth Broome Madsen
Father of Oscar B. Madsen; John Franklin Madsen; Delbert Madsen; Walter Madsen; Parley Madsen and 5 others
Brother of Christen Madsen; Anna Madsen Salisbury; Christian Madsen; Niels Madsen; Eliza Madsen Welker and 4 others

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Della Dale Smith-Pistelli
Last Updated:

About Hans Jacobsen Madsen

Hans was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 17 January 1856 by F. C. Klingbek. He immigrated to the United States and settled in Marriott, Weber County, Utah. At the April conference of 1880, Hans, a resident of Ogden, Weber County, Utah, was called to serve in the Scandinavian Mission (see Conference Report, April 1880, 66). He arrived in Copenhagen on 4 May 1880. After completing this mission, he departed from Copenhagen on 14 October 1881 aboard the steamer Milo (see Jenson, History of the Scandinavian Mission, 309). Hans was one of the early settlers of Weber County. He was an associate of W. G. Childs in the lumber business. He was also involved in the creamery business with his sons. He served as superintendent of the Sunday Schools at Marriott and as first counselor in the Marriott Ward. Hans died at his home on West Twelfth Street in Ogden of severe stomach trouble on 23 January 1909. He had been afflicted for some time with the condition (see “Hans Madson Dies at Home on Twelfth Street,” Ogden Standard, 23 January 1909). The funeral was held at the Ogden Tabernacle. Elder David O. McKay was one of the speakers. Hans was eulogized as “a man of splendid worth and one who had been a benefactor of no mean importance in the up building of the community in which he lived for so many years.” He was further characterized as “a man of splendid accomplishments in every respect; kind, affectionate and manly in all the things that he undertook to do in life” (“Pioneer Is Laid to Rest,” Ogden Standard, 27 January 1909). His wife and five living children mourned his passing. This information was taken from the following website:


The following information was taken from a note that was written by my great grandmother, Dortha Roxana Madsen Rollins McKinney. Hans was her uncle, and his son, Oscar, was born the year before Dortha was in 1869. I don't know if these cousins saw each other very often because her mother, Roxana Louisa Welker Madsen, and her father Christian Madsen (Hans' brother) lived in Bloomington, Bear Lake County, Idaho, and her uncle Hans and cousins lived in Ogden, Utah, at the time of Oscar's birth in 1868. Those towns are about one hundred miles apart, so I don't know when they met or how often they saw each other in those days. Dortha moved to Arizona with her parents and siblings in 1883 when she was 14, and I doubt she saw Oscar after she moved to Arizona, although she did have a baby picture of Oscar in her possessions.

Dortha was married in 1885 to John Henry Rollins, Jr., and they had two children, Dorthea Evelyn in 1886 and John Delbert Rollins in 1888. Then in 1889 John Henry Rollins, Jr., was killed when he fell from a wagon and the wheels of the wagon crushed his head. He died on Christmas day. Not long after his death, Dortha must have gone to Ogden, Utah, to visit with family members, because I have a photograph of her taken with her two young children in Ogden, which was probably taken about 1890. The photo of Dortha and her two young children is posted on her Geni profile page.

Hans Madsen, son of Jacob and Dorothea Christine Jensen Madsen of Denmark, was born January 4, 1840, in Randers, Denmark. He married Annie Broome, daughter of John and Elizabeth Haywood Broome. Their 10 children were: John Franklin, Oscar, Delbert, Walter, Parley, Dorothy, Wilford, LeRoy, Carl, and Lewis.

Oscar married Adella Banscher, February 17, 1904, daughter of Joseph and Eliza Banscher. Adella was born March 28, 1870, in Ogden, Utah. Their children were Kathryn, Dorothy, Josephine. Oscar was a Weber County Commissioner and prominent in Republican politics, and was also a wholesale milk dealer and farmer.

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Hans Jacobsen Madsen's Timeline

January 30, 1840
Rostrup, Aalborg, Nordjylland, Danmark
March 28, 1870
Age 30
Ogden, Cache, Utah, USA
April 19, 1887
Age 47
Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho
January 23, 1909
Age 68
Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA