NameHans O. Hansen (Agers) 50
Birth1841, Norway
Immigration1862, America Age: 21
Census6 Aug 1870, 15th Ward, Chicago, Cook, Illinois326 Age: 29
Census4 Jun 1880, 32 Keith Street, Chicago, Cook, Illinois327 Age: 39
Residence1892, 141 West Ohio Street, Chicago, Cook, Illinois328 Age: 51
Residence1907, 750 Greenleaf Street, Chicago, Cook, Illinois329 Age: 66
Residence1908, 750 Greenleaf Street, Chicago, Cook, Illinois330 Age: 67
Residence1909, 2989 N. 54th Ave, Chicago, Cook, Illinois Age: 68
Residence1910, 4635 45th Avenue, Chicago, Cook, Illinois Age: 69
Census23 Apr 1910, 4635 45th Avenue, Chicago, Cook, Illinois331 Age: 69
Death29 Jan 1922, Chicago, Cook, Illinois Age: 81
BurialUnion Ridge Cemetery, Chicago, Cook, Illinois
OccupationSailor (1870, 1880), ship's carpenter, carpenter, retired (1910)
Alias/AKAHenry Egers (1910 census)
FatherHans ???
Birth2 Mar 1840, Ladengen i Garmo, Oppland, Norway332
Christening26 Apr 1840, Garmo, Oppland, Norway332 Age: <1
Confirmation8 Oct 1854, Lom, Oppland, Norway332 Age: 14
Immigrationbef 1868 Age: 27
Census6 Aug 1870, 15th Ward, Chicago, Cook, Illinois326 Age: 30
Census4 Jun 1880, 32 Keith Street, Chicago, Cook, Illinois327 Age: 40
Census23 Apr 1910, 4635 45th Avenue, Chicago, Cook, Illinois331 Age: 70
Death21 Mar 1911, Chicago, Cook, Illinois Age: 71
Death MemoChicago Death Certificate, #7709 of 1911 [LDS FHL microfilm 1239886]
Burial23 Mar 1911, Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Alias/AKARegine, Rosie
FatherKnud Pederson (Lyngved) (1798-1875)
MotherThora Paulsdatter (Laingen) (1812-1906)
Marriage1868, probably Chicago, Cook, Illinois
ChildrenCharles (1869-<1871)
 Charles E. (1871-)
 Joseph E. (1871-)
 Sarah O. (1875-1886)
 Carol D. (1879-1950)
 child (-<1910)
 Harry R.
Notes for Hans O. Hansen (Agers)
He is undoubtedly the Hansen whose sons are "cousins" of Theodore Laingen in the latter's 1890s autograph book. His wife's death certificate states that they had been married for 50 years, in Chicago for 50 years, in Illinois for 50 years, and in America fro 50 years. The information was provided by C. Hanson, likely their son Charles E. Hanson.

There are many Chicago city directories, and we need to work from the available known information from the censuses and Theodore Laingen’s address lists in his diaries outwards. It looks like they moved fairly frequently, and the listings sometimes under Hanso and sometimes under Agers or Egers is confusing. [This checking is incomplete]

Note the only Hansen/Hanson who is a carpenter in the 1865/6 Chicago city directory is C. A. Hanson, home on 1st between Wood and Paulina. (p. 281) [LDS FHL microfilm 1000739#4: J. C. W Bailey & Co's Chicago City Directory for the Year 1865-6, Chicago: John C. W. Bailey, 865+lxxx+19pp.]

There are a number of them by the 1869 directory, the one above is probably the Charles who lives at 172 W. Indiana. [item 5, p. 378: Edwards' Official Chicago Directory 1869, Chicago: Edwards & Co. Publishers, 1162+14pp.]

Since the 1870 and 1880 censuses show him as a sailor, it would be worth rechecking the earlier city directories for him with that occupation.

He is probably the Hans Hanson, 141 W. Ohio St., born Norway in the 1892 Chicago voter registration list.328 (Congressional District 3, ward 17, precinct 8). He had lived in the precinct for 5 months, and in the county and state for 30 years. [That is the basis for picking him, with the census date of immigration as 1862.] He was naturalized in 1882 in the Circuit Court of Cook County. He voted in the 1892 election.

We have his address in 1900 but have not located him in the census soundex or regular films. It would be worthwhile to find that as it would provide the date for Harry's birth and, with luck, that of Regina's emigration.

He is mentioned in the 1906 probate of his wife’s mother.50

He is found in 1907 as Henry O. Agers, carpenter, living at 750 Greenleaf Ave329. Also living at that address is daughter Carrie D. H., bookkeeper.
He is shown in 1908 as Henry O. Agers, carpenter, living at 750 Greenleaf Ave.330 This is confirmed by the other family members living at that address.
He is shown in 1909 at 2989 N. 54th Ave.333
He is found in 1910 at 4635 N. 45th Ave334, the same address as daughter Carrie. For the first time, he is not listed as a carpenter.

The 1910 U.S. census lists him as Henry Egers, with wife Regina and daughter Carrie. He emigrated in 1862 and was naturalized. They had been married for 42 years (since 1868).

He was not found in the Graceland Cemetery records under Hans O. Hansen, born 1841.335
The 32 Keith Street address became 721 Keith Street in the great renumbering. I think it has subsequently been renamed.
Name: Hans O. Hansen
Death Date: 29 Jan 1922
Death Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Gender: Male
Age: 80
Estimated Birth Year: 1842
Birth Date: 26 Feb 1841
Birthplace: Norway
Father's Birth Place: Norway
Mother's Birth Place: Norway
Occupation: Retired Laborer
Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Burial Date: 31 Jan 1922
Burial Place: Union Ridge Cemetery:
Digital Folder Number: 4152668
Image Number: 2400
Film Number: 1853000
Volume/Page/Certificate Number: rn 2357
Medical Notes for Ronnaug (Spouse 1)
She was vaccinated for smallpox in 1840. Her cause of death was chronic rhematic endocarditis suffered for six years, with a stroke two months before she died.
Misc. Notes
Note that the family farm is now being described as Ladengen. She was christened as Ronnaug and the godparents and witnesses were Anders Lyngved, Amund Lyngved, Ole Lyngved, Karen Lyngved, and Ragnhild Lyngved. She was confirmed at Lom on 8 Oct 1854.

I have checked the Lom records and did not find either her marriage or her emigration listed. It is possible that she was married in Vågå, so check those records. She was living in Chicago with her husband at the time of her mother's probate.50

She signed Theodore Laingen’s autograph book as his aunt Rosie.336

The 1910 census shows that she had had seven children, with four still living at that time.

She died at 4635 N. 45th Avenue, having lived there for a year. Her normal residence was in Jefferson Park.

Chicago Daily News, 22 March 1911 (p. 21):

"HANSON, Regine March 21, 1911, beloved wife of H. O. Hanson, mother of Chas. E., Joseph E., and Carol Agers, Harry R. Agers. Funeral Tuesday, from house, 4536 N. 45th Ave. by carraige to Graceland."

She was buried in Graceland Cemetery block 25, grave 878, with a headstone, on 23 March 1911. She died on 21 March 1911, age 71 years and 19 days. There is no record of her husband's burial in the Cemetery and he is clearly not in the adjacent graves.
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