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About Hans Christian Hansen
"...Hansen, Hans Christian – (13th Ten) Born Nov. 23, 1806, in Copenhagen, Denmark to Ole Peter and Martha Margarete Osmundsen Hansen. He went to sea as a boy and occasionally visited America. The only man of Scandinavian ancestry on the original company, he was converted to the Church while stopping over in Boston, Mass. He was baptized in the summer of 1842. He was an accomplished violinist and often played at the campfire. On one occasion when the men danced to his music, "it was not so much for pleasure but mostly as a means of getting warm in the frigid weather." He was among the advance company to enter the Salt Lake Valley on July 22, 1847. He was a popular musician in the settlement. He later moved to Salina, Sevier Co., and filled a mission to his native land in 1862-63, earning his passage as a sailor. He never married. He died at Salina, Utah, Oct. 10, 1890, at age 83..."