Person Sheet

Name Hans P. Hanson
Birth 8 Dec 1875, Norway
Death 19 Mar 1906, Mountain Lake, Cottonwood, Minnesota
Burial Mountain Lake, Cottonwood, Minnesota
Immigration 1883, Minnesota
Occupation Railroad section foreman
Father John L. Hanson (1846-)
Mother Mathia A. Hendricksen (1846-)
1 Thora Paulsdattir Laingen
Birth 27 Oct 1868, Laingen i Garmo, Oppland, Norway
Christen 28 Feb 1869, Garmo, Oppland, Norway
Death 1 Sep 1937, Mountain Lake, Cottonwood, Minnesota
Emigration 26 May 1870, Lom, Oppland, Norway
Immigration Jul 1870, Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Occupation Hotel clerk (1895), washing woman (1910), cook (1920)
Father Paul Knudson Laingen (1831-1909)
Mother Else Larsdatter (Øyegaard) (1825-1893)
Marriage 21 Jul 1897, Windom, Cottonwood, Minnesota
Children: Elsa M. (1898-)
John P. (1901-)
Paul Leonard (1902-1970)
Mabel Helene (1905-1985)
Medical Notes for Hans P. Hanson
He died from a carbuncle.
Misc. Notes
They were married by Rev. O. C. Myhre, and Mr. and Mrs. Ole A. Monson were the witnesses.
24 (pp. 312-313), 30 (v. 3, p. 374), 31 (v. C, p. 52),32 (p. 91)
1895 Minnesota census, Cottonwood Co., p. 117 [LDS FHL microfilm 565767]
1900 U.S. census, Cottonwood Co., Minnesota, r. 760, p. 86B
Notes for Thora Paulsdattir (Spouse 1)
She left Lom, Norway, on 26 May 1870 with her family. See the discussion under her father for details of the trip. She signed Theodore P. Laingen's autograph book showing that she was a cousin.

She received a bequest of $1000 from her cousin, Lars P. Thorkveen, upon the latter's death in 1923. She was still living in Mountain Lake at that time, and Bruce Laingen recalls that the family was living there while he was growing up (i.e., 1922-1940). She attended the Laingen Family Reunion at Minneopa State Park, Mankato, Minnesota, on 16 August 1931.

The Cottonwood County, Minnesota, death record for her has the birth date as 26 December 1868.

Mountain Lake Observer, 2 September 1937, p. 1:

"Mrs. Thora Hanson Dies
Suddenly Tuesday Night

Mrs. Thora Hansen, a resident of Mountain Lake for more than 30 years, died sometime during the night Tuesday. She was found dead by her daughter, Mrs. C. P. Martens, with whom she had made her home in recent years. She reached the age of 67 years.
Mrs. Hanson was born in Norway and came to this country at an early age. She had lived in Mountain Lake since her marriage. Mr. Hanson died more than 30 years ago.
She had suffered from slight pains presumably stomach flu, Tuesday but the illness was not considered serious either by her or her family.
Besides her daughter, Mrs. (Mabel) Martens, she is survived by three other children: John P. Hanson of Havre, Montana, and Mrs. Ed. (Elsie) Coughlin, and Paul Hanson of Waterloo, Iowa. T. P. Laingen of Odin is her only surviving brother. At the time of going to press, no funeral arrangements had been made."
33, 14 (b. 7, p. 328), 25, 17, 24 (pp. 312-313),30 (v. 3, p. 374), 10
1875 Minnesota census, Cottonwood Co., Minnesota, p. 547 [LDS FHL microfilm 565718]
1880 U.S. census, Cottonwood Co., Minnesota, r. 617, p. 14B
1885 Minn. census, Cottonwood Co., Minnesota, p. 213 [LDS FHL microfilm 565736]
1895 Minn. census, Cottonwood Co., Minnesota, p. 117 [LDS FHL microfilm 565767]
1900 U.S. census, Cottonwood Co., Minnesota, r. 760, p. 86B
1910 U.S. census, Cottonwood Co., Minnesota, r. 692, p. 250B
1920 U.S. census, Cottonwood Co., Minnesota, r. 828, p. 107B
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