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Jens Hansen

Also Known As: "James"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Otterup, Otterup, Lunds, Odense, Denmark
Death: Died in Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Spanish Fork City Cemetery , Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Hans Jorgensen and Maren Kerstine Pedersdatter Munch
Husband of Maren Cathrine Christiansen; Karen Pedersdatter ; Caroline Jorgensen Knudsen; Karen Anderson; Mariane Hansen and 10 others
Father of Lars Christianson Hansen; Joseph Christian Hansen; Peter Petersen Hansen; Maren Kirsten Petersen Hansen; Sarah Petersen Hansen and 36 others
Brother of Lars (Twin) Jorgensen; Ane Marie Jorgensen; Jorgen Peter Jorgensen; Peter Hansen; Hans Hansen _ OBS and 2 others
Half brother of Jorgen Jacobsen; Ane Christiansdatter, II; Jacob Orastus Jorgensen; Isaac Jorgensen; Abraham Jorgensen and 5 others

Occupation: Husmand og tækkemand, daglejer, Væver
Managed by: Richard Frank Henry
Last Updated:

About Jens Hansen

  • ==Biographical Summary:==
  • "...Jens Hansen (1823-1897) was born Oct. 13, 1823, in Otterup , Denmark. He died Jun. 28, 1897 in Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah, USA
  • Jens Hansen was a early convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. After his conversion in Denmark he later moved to Spanish Fork, Utah. He returned to Denmark 3 times as a missionary. He had the distinction that most other Daines did not have. He had 13 wives and 38 children..."
  • >SOURCE: Find A Grave Memorial# 11494211. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11494211
  • ==Journal:==
  • Jens Hansen, Diary of Jens Hansen–Covering Period from 6 April 1865 through February
  • 1891 (not published, available at BYU Library Americana Collection under Jorgensen family records
  • donated by Rebecca Jorgensen Frost), 120. Retrieved from http://www.bobcatsworld.com/family/Jens%20Hansen%20Journal.pdf
  • ==Biography:==
  • "...I was born the 13th of October in the year of our Lord, 1823 in Otterup parish, on Fyen in Denmark to my parents, Hans Jorgensen and Maren Kirstine Pedersen (Pedersdatter). I was my parents firstborn son, I had 5 brothers and sisters and a half brother. My parents were very poor, so because of that I had to walk around the country selling cow hides and clay ceramics to ease their burden. My half brother, Jorgen Jacobsen, who was older than I, was my companion but when he grew older he felt ashamed, and there after I had to do this work alone and even beg people to give me something to eat, which food I thereafter, when possible, brought back home to my parents and smaller brothers and sisters. Several years passed this way. Later on my father started slaughtering cattle, and I accompanied him to the different cities as well as to the country selling the meat. In the summer time I also had to work very hard cutting peat moss and helping my parents the best way I could...."
  • "...I also participated at the great battle at Dybol, where I was recognized for bravery and rewarded Dannebrogsorden. I also participated in all of the greater battles between the Danes and the Germans..."
  • "...In the spring of 1850 I was stationed in Aasum, Odense, Denmark. Here I met and got acquainted with Maren Katherine Christensen (Christensdatter), who later became my wife..."
  • "...On May twenty fourth I took employment in Copenhagen. While here I was afforded the opportunity to hear about a religious movement called Mormonism, the correct name is "The
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints." I was informed about its truthfulness by the Lord, who was the originator of the same, and He gave me about it. One of the elders of the church, Elder Christiansen visited me at the room where I resided. During our conversation he put his hand upon my previously mentioned injured knee. I then thought to myself, if he is a servant of God, like unto those of olden times, then the healing power should affect me because of being touched by him. He had no knowledge of my injury, as he touched me I felt a chill go over my whole body. I excused my self and left the room to remove the bandage from my knee, and from that time I was made well and whole. On the twenty fifth of August 1851 I accepted the gospel of Jesus Christ by baptism, it being performed by Elder Christiansen and shortly thereafter I had hands laid upon my head for the Gift of the Holy Ghost...."
  • "...In December 1852 my parents started their journey to Zion, ( Utah territory, North America)...."
  • "...My father was born the twenty ninth of November 1795, in Vellinge, Fyen, and my mother, Maren Kirstine Pedersen (Pedersdatter), was born the twenty seventh of January 1794 in Sverup Molle, Vigerslev, Fyen, Denmark...."
  • "...April the twenty fourth, 1853 I was married by the district justice, Knudsen with the previously mentioned girl, Maren Katherine Christensen (Christensdatter) which took place in Odense..."
  • "...The same day my brother, Peder Hansen and Karen Pedersen (Pedersdatter) were married the same way. December twenty sixth, 1853 we left after turning over my mission duties to my brother. We left Denmark and arrived at Liverpool. Here our son Lars Christian Hansen died the sixteenth of January 1854. My wife gave birth to another son, who was named Joseph Christian Hansen, born January sixteenth 1854 in Liverpool. After about two weeks stay, we departed in the sailing vessel “Benjamin Adams” on which seven or eight hundred Latter Day Saints were passengers. On this voyage my wife suffered much with sickness which was a great trial for me, as it was difficult to find a women who nursed, so our little son could be breast fed. After seven weeks we landed at New Orleans, in the blessed land of America..."
  • "...My father had now another wife by the name of Dorthea. My mother had died aboard the ship that took them from England to America, but because they were so close to land she was buried in America. October fifth 1854 we came into the great Salt Lake valley and the beautiful laid out city...
  • >SOURCE: The life history of Jens Hansen; Translated from his complete original personal diary by Wilford Abraham Hansen. Retrieved from: http://www.bobcatsworld.com/family/Jens%20Hansen%20History.pdf
  • ==Marriages and Children:==
  • He was the husband of fourteen wives and father of thirty seven children; one died at birth.
  • Wife #1 Maren Katherine Christensen (Christensdatter) had two children
  • 1. Lars Christian Hansen
  • 2. Joseph Christian Hansen
  • Wife #2 Karen Pedersen (Pedersdatter) had seven children
  • 3. Peter Petersen Hansen
  • 4. Maren Kristen PetersenHansen
  • 5. Sarah Petersen Hansen
  • 6. Isaac Petersen Hansen
  • 7. Emma Jane Petersen Hansen
  • 8. Hyrum Petersen Hansen
  • Wife #3 Caroline Jorgensen Knudsen (Knudsdatter) had five children
  • 9. Benjamin Jorgensen Hansen
  • 10. James Jorgensen Hansen
  • 11. Anne Marie Jorgensen Hansen
  • 12. Abraham Jorgensen Hansen
  • 13. Caroline Jorgensen Hansen
  • Wife #4 Karen Andersen (Andersdatter) had seven children
  • 14. Maren Katherine Andersen Hansen
  • 15. Jensine Andersen Hansen
  • 16. Annie Kirstina Andersen Hansen
  • 17. Jacob Andersen Hansen
  • 18. Theodora Andersen Hansen
  • 19. Erastus Andersen Hansen
  • 20. Hannah Dorthea Andersen Hansen
  • Wife #5 Maren Sorensen (Sorensdatter) had eight children
  • 21. Wilhelmine Sorensen Hansen
  • 22. Ephraim Sorensen Hansen
  • 23. Nephi Sorensen Hansen
  • 24. Elnora Elizabeth Sorensen Hansen
  • 25. Albert Peter Sorensen Hansen
  • 26. Enock Alfred Sorensen Hansen
  • 27. Elias Sorensen Hansen
  • 28. Daniel F. Sorensen Hansen
  • Wife #6 Maren Katrine Larsen (Larsdatter) no children
  • Wife #7 Maren Bishoff Jacobsen (Jacobsdatter) had 1 child which died at birth
  • 29. Jacob Bishoff Hansen
  • Wife #8 Mette Marie Hansen (Hansdatter) had two children
  • 30. Kirstene Marie Hansen
  • 31. Alma Christian Hansen
  • Wife #9 Dorthea Kirstine Johnsen (Johnsdatter) had four children
  • 32. John Lehi Johnsen Hansen
  • 33. Heber Johnsen Hansen
  • 34. Emily Dorthea Johnsen Hansen
  • 35. Hans Ezra Johnsen Hansen
  • Wife #10 Karen Fredericksen (Fredericksdatter) no children
  • Wife #11 Mary Kirstine Rasmusen (Rasmusdatter) had 1 child
  • 36. Rasmine Rebbecca K. Hansen
  • Wife #12 Camilla Larsen (Larsdatter) had one child
  • 37. James Emanuel Larsen Hansen
  • Wife #13 Martha Christensen (Christensdatter) no children
  • Wife #14 Anna Elizabeth Nielsen (Nielsdatter) had no children
  • >SOURCE: The life history of Jens Hansen; Translated from his complete original personal diary by Wilford Abraham Hansen. Pages 14-15. Retrieved from: http://www.bobcatsworld.com/family/Jens%20Hansen%20History.pdf
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  • http://www.nordfynsk.dk/Programmer/De%20hellige/lars-pedersen-sverup-molle.htm
  • Lars Pedersens søstersøn,
  • Jens Hansen, blev mormon
  • Vi skal tilbage til Sværup Mølle. Til Lars Pedersens søster Maren. Hun bosatte sig med mand og børn ude på Trøstrup Mark – i luftlinje kun godt en kilometer fra Sværup Mølle.
  • I 1823 fik Maren en søn, Jens Hansen. Han voksede op i dette stærke religiøse miljø omkring Lars Pedersen og kan have set sin morbror som et forbillede, og han blev lægprædikant ligesom ham. Nok på en anden måde, end Lars Pedersen måtte have tænkt sig. Lars ville rimeligvis have tilsluttet sig den mening, at "mormonerne var Guds straf over landene", så da Jens Hansen blev mormon og drog ud som mormonprædikant for at forkynde "den nye religion", må det have fyldt morbroderen med ret så blandede følelser.
  • Jens Hansen var ligesom Lars Pedersen en karismatisk prædikant. Han omvendte og døbte næsten 100 fynboer som mormoner, og disse udvandrede til Utah og tog gerne børn og bedsteforældre med. I øvrigt missionerede Jens Hansen også en del i det sydlige Sjælland og vandt også her sine proselytter.
  • Både Lars Pedersen og Jens Hansen var prædikanter i en brydningstid. Skønt så vidt forskellige i deres udtryk, synes det alligevel, som om det er de samme kræfter, der vækker dem og driver dem ud som prædikanter. De sprænger rationalismens rammer og søger troens store inderlighed, den, som munder ud i det evige liv.
  • I "Brevbærer mellem Kristne" ses det synspunkt, at når Kristus er nedsteget til de døde, må det betyde, at man kan omvendes efter døden. Dette er jo netop mormonernes tankegang!
  • Derfor stod Jens Hansen den 3. marts 1885 i templet i Logan i Utah. Jens Hansen var iført hvide klæder, da han lod sig glide ned i det store dåbsbassin, og med Jens Hansen som stedfortræder blev Lars Pedersen nu døbt som mormon!
  • Jens Hansen døde i Utah i 1897– højt estimeret som patriark og viet til 14 koner.
  • Margit Egdal
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  • http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11494211&ref=wvr
  • James (Jens) Hansen
  • Birth: Oct. 13, 1823
  • Sjaeland, Denmark
  • Death: Jun. 28, 1897
  • Spanish Fork
  • Utah County
  • Utah, USA
  • Jens Hansen was a early convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. After his conversion in Denmark he later moved to Spanish Fork, Utah. He returned to Denmark 3 times as a missionary. He had the distinction that most other Daines did not have. He had 13 wives and 38 children. His house was a house of order. As a 3 great granddaughter I am proud of my grandfather and the heritage he left for us to follow.
  • Family links:
  • Spouse:
  • Maren Katrine Larsen Hansen (1819 - 1898)*
  • Children:
  • Peter Petersen Hansen (1856 - 1906)*
  • Mary Christine Hansen Beckstrom (1858 - 1922)*
  • James Jorgensen Hansen (1858 - 1879)*
  • Sarah Petersen Hansen Swenson (1860 - 1952)*
  • Annie Christine Hansen Bradford (1863 - 1938)*
  • Hyrum Petersen Hansen (1869 - 1889)*
  • Ezra Johansen Hansen (1879 - 1950)*
  • *Calculated relationship
  • Burial:
  • Spanish Fork City Cemetery
  • Spanish Fork
  • Utah County
  • Utah, USA
  • Plot: 01.34 .08
  • Created by: Cathie Owens
  • Record added: Aug 07, 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 11494211
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  • kilde: JC - 04082010_1_ - 23042011 - 2013-12-03 16-27-30 in Farrell family site administreret af Julie
  • Jens Hansen 1823 - 1897
  • Fødsel: Okt 13 1823 Otterup, Odence, Denmark
  • Ægteskab med: Karen Hansen (born Andersen) Dec 20 1857 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
  • Død: Juni 28 1897 Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, USA
  • Gravlagt: Juli 1 1897 Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah
  • Familiemedlemmer
  • Forældre: Hans Jørgensen 1795 - 1878 & Maren Kerstine Jørgensen (born Pedersdatter) 1794 - 1853
  • Kone: Karen Hansen (born Andersen) 1836 - 1917
  • Søskende:
  • Jorgen Jacobsen
  • 1815 - 1854
  • Ane Marie Jorgensen
  • 1825 - 1825
  • Peter Jorgensen Hansen
  • 1829 - 1854
  • Hans Hansen
  • 1835 - 1914
  • Lars Jorgensen
  • 1825 - 1845
  • Jorgen Peter Jorgensen
  • 1827 - 1898
  • Niels Hansen
  • 1832 - 1902
  • Børn:
  • Maren Katherine Hansen
  • 1859 - 1946
  • Isaac Petersen Hansen
  • 1862 - 1943
  • Jacob Andersen Anderson Hansen
  • 1865 - 1943
  • Erastus Andersen Hansen
  • 1872 - 1949
  • Ukendt Hansen
  • Jensine Andersen Hansen
  • 1861 - 1944
  • Annie Kirstine Kristina Hansen
  • 1863 - 1938
  • Theodora Anderson Hansen
  • 1869 - 1956
  • Hannah Dorthea Hansen
  • 1875 - 1947
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  • * Jens HANSEN
  • * birth: 13 October 1823
  • * Otterup,Odence,Denmark
  • * death: 28 June 1897
  • * Spanish Fork,Utah,UT
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  • * More information
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  • * christening: 23 November 1823
  • * Otterup,Odense,Denmark
  • * marriage: 27 December 1883
  • * Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,Utah
  • * marriage: 24 April 1853
  • * Salt Lake,Utah,Utah
  • * marriage: 11 November 1854
  • * Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,UT
  • * marriage: 3 February 1856
  • * Salt Lake City,Sl,UT
  • * marriage: 20 December 1857
  • * Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,UT
  • * marriage: 1 December 1859
  • * marriage: 8 March 1862
  • * Salt Lake City,Utah,UT
  • * burial: 1 July 1897
  • * Spanish Fork,Utah,UT
  • * marriage: 25 January 1868
  • * Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,Utah
  • * marriage: 25 January 1868
  • * Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,Utah
  • * marriage: 5 April 1869
  • * Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,UT
  • * marriage: 5 April 1869
  • * Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,Utah
  • * marriage: 4 November 1880
  • * Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,UT
  • * marriage: 4 November 1880
  • * Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,Utah
  • * marriage: 2 April 1883
  • * Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,Utah
  • * marriage: 25 January 1868
  • * Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,Utah
  • * CD number: 0
  • *
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Jens Hansen's Timeline

1823
October 13, 1823
Otterup, Lunds, Odense, Denmark
October 13, 1823
Otterup, Lunds, Odense, Denmark
November 23, 1823
Otterup, Odense, Denmark
November 23, 1823
Otterup, Odense, Denmark
November 23, 1823
Otterup, Odence, Denmark
November 23, 1823
Otterup, Odense, Denmark
November 23, 1823
Otterup, Skeby, Odense, Denmark
1851
January 16, 1851
Age 27
Odense, Fyn, Denmark
August 25, 1851
Age 27
August 25, 1851
Age 27