Christian (0Research) Hansen of Roskilde, Denmark
Christian was born 12/28/1861 in Roskilde, Denmark. From family stories, we know that Christian immigrated to America as a young man.
From the 1900 Travis Co TX census, we learn that Christian immigrated to America in 1884, probably to New Orleans. And by 1886, we find Christian in Texas married to Andrea Petra Nielsen b. c. 1855 in Denmark. Evidently, Christian accomplished what he wanted, when he wanted it.
-Christian Hansen (born in Roskilde, Denmark)
Christian ran away and came to America. The story was that his parents were angry about his being willing to marry the barmaid he got pregnant. He didnít marry the barmaid. He is rumored to have had a temper.
-Petra Johnson Hansen (born Denmark, island off Copenhagen.)
Christian saved Petra and her daughters when their wagonís horses ran away with them. She was a wealthy widow who married the charming man who rescued them.
-Christian's granddaughter knew his last wife well. She postulates that Christian had four wives.
Finding Christian in records is difficult; as the 1890 census is missing. By 1889 wife Petra died, and Christian married Johanna b. 1858 in Sweden. How many of the children born between 1886 and 1893 belonged to Christian as opposed to Johanna and a previous husband?
Christian is first found in the 1900 Travis Co TX census, married and living in Manda City TX. And from this record, we attempt to unravel the story of Christian and his many wives.
Creating a biography for Christian is difficult; as he had several children from several marriages. The following information is gleaned from the 1900 censuses:
-Daughter M Clara was born in Denmark. But Christian met Petra in Texas. Therefore, she is the daughter of widow Petra and her first husband.
-Proven son Eiler was born 1886 in Texas. His mother was born in Denmark.
-We find a girl, Eglia b. 1886 Travis Co TX, with the family. Was son Eiler and daughter Eglia twins?
-Wife M Johanna was born in Sweden and immigrated in 1889.
-So, none of the children born in Texas before 1889 were Johanna's children.
-The remaining children probably were Johanna's.
By 1910 we find Christian in Williamson Co TX listed as a hired man with no family. In the 1910 census, the only family members found are son Eiler as head-of-household and 12 year-old sister Matilda.
In 1920 we find Christian back in Travis Co TX married again; this time to a woman named Karen. And, Karen is the grandmother remembered by descendants. Christian died 5/7/1931 in Travis Co TX
Born 12/28/1861 Roskilde, Denmark
Immigrated 1884, probably to New Orleans
Migrated by 1886 to Texas
Married c. 1886 in Texas to Andrea Petra Nielsen b. c. 1865 Denmark
Petra died c. 1888 Travis Co TX
Married c. 1889 in Texas to M. Johanna _____ b. 1858 Sweden
1900 Travis Co MO Census
1900 Federal Census: Travis County, Texas DW Last First Rel Sex Age DOB POB Imm OCCUP =================================================================== 99 Hansen Christian Head M 39 1861 Denmark 1884 Farmer M Johanna Wife F 42 1858 Sweden 1889 M Clara Dau F 19 1881 Denmark Eglia Dau F 14 1886 Travis Co TX Alfred Son M 12 1888 Travis Co TX Clarence Son M 10 1890 Texas V Peter Son M 9 1892 Texas Ernst Son M 8 1893 Texas Alla Dau F 3 1897 Texas Mathilda Dau F 1 1899 Texas
Johanna died before 1910 Travis Co TX
1910 Williamson Co MO Census
1910 Federal Census: Williamson County, Texas DW Last First Rel Sex Age POB ================================================= Almquist Emil Head M 29 Sweden Salie Wife F 21 Texas Hansen Crist Hired Man M 47 Denmark
Married before 1920 in Travis Co TX to Karen _____ b. 1878 in Denmark
1920 Travis Co TX Census
1920 Federal Census: Travis County, Texas DW Last First Rel Sex Age POB ============================================ Hanson Christon 58 M 58 Denmark Karen M 42 F 42 Denmark Otto 19 M 19 Denmark
1930 Travis Co TX Census: Not found
Died 5/7/1931 Travis Co TX
1. M. Clara Hansen b. 1881 in Denmark
2. Eiler Hansen (Twin) b. 8/11/1886 Travis Co TX
3. Eglia Hansen (Twin) b. 1886 Travis Co TX
4. Alfred Hansen b. 1888 Travis Co TX
5. Clarence Hansen b. 1890 in Texas
6. V. Peter Hansen b. 1892 in Texas
7. Ernst Hansen b. 1893 in Texas
8. Alla Hansen b. 1897 in Texas
9. Matilda Hansen
Born 1898 Travis Co TX
1900 Travis Co MO Census: Enumerated w/ family
1910 Williamson Co TX Census
1910 Federal Census: Williamson County, Texas DW Last First Rel Sex Age POB POB POB OCCUP ======================================================================== 214 Hanson Eiles Head M 24 Texas Texas Texas Salesman Alma Wife F 28 Sweden Sweden Sweden Walter H Son M 1 Texas Matilda Sister F 12 Texas
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