Peter Olsen Hansen (1818 - 1895)

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Birthplace: Nyborder, Copenhagen, Denmark
Death: Died in Manti, Sanpete, UT, USA
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"...Peter Olsen Hansen (11 June 1818 – 9 August 1895) was the translator of the Book of Mormon into Danish.

He was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. A sailor by trade, he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Boston in 1844. After this Hansen moved to Nauvoo. While at Nauvoo Hansen assisted in building the Nauvoo Temple and also worked on the translation of the Book of Mormon into Danish. Hansen arrived in Salt Lake City in September, 1847.

He accompanied Erastus Snow on the first Latter-day Saint mission to Denmark. He served on this mission from 1849-1855 during which he served as the first editor of the Skandinaviens Stjerne. Hansen later served mission in to Denmark in 1873-1875 and 1880-1882. Hansen died at Manti, Utah.

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Peter O. Hansen', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 24 January 2012, 12:26 UTC, <> [accessed 5 February 2012]

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Peter Hansen's Timeline

June 11, 1818
Nyborder, Copenhagen, Denmark
September 19, 1851
Age 33
Copenhagen, Opnhgn, Denmark
July 18, 1852
Age 34
February 11, 1857
Age 38
Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, USA
May 6, 1859
Age 40
Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
July 20, 1861
Age 43
Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States
November 23, 1868
Age 50
Salt Lake City, Utah
February 21, 1870
Age 51
Fairview, Sanpete, Utah
February 21, 1875
Age 56
Aalborg, Jutland, Denmark
August 9, 1895
Age 77
Manti, Sanpete, UT, USA