- Birth Date
- 13 October 1823
- Death Date
- 28 June 1897
The Hansen family traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Hans Peter Olsen Company. Jens, Maren, and Lars Christian Hansen left Denmark and arrived in Liverpool, where their son Lars Christian died. On the same day, Maren gave birth to a son, Joseph Christian. Two weeks after Joseph was born, on 28 January, the family sailed on the “Benjamin Adams.” They landed in New Orleans on 22 March 1854. They sailed up river to St. Louis, and then on to Kansas. In Jens’ autobiographical sketch, he indicates that their time in the forests of Kansas were full of sickness and death, with cholera taking hold in the camp. Along the way, Maren died on 29 July. Jens was the camp captain.
At the end of a mission to Europe, Jens traveled home with the Leonard G. Rice Company in 1867. He was the Captain of the 4th ten.
- Age at Departure: 30
- Head of Household
- Age at Departure: 43
- Returning Missionary
- Head of Household
- "Arrived," Semi-Weekly Telegraph , 10 Oct. 1867, 2.
- Breinholt, Jens Peter Larsen, Journal, 6-7, in Breinholt family histories, 1844-1990.
- Hansen, Jens, Autobiographical sketch, 6-8.
- Hansen, Jens, Autobiographical sketch, in Biographical sketches 1891- , reel 44, box 45, fd. 10, item 25.
- Hansen, Jens, Diary, in Geneva Frost Gilbert, comp., Our Danish Heritage and Our Temple Work on the Peter Frost Family, 1899-June 1987 , 54.
- Hansen, Jens, Reminiscences, 8-9. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.)
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Supplement after 31 December 1854, 7.
- Lund, Anthon H. Scandinavian Jubilee Album (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1900).
- Missionary Department Missionary Registers, 1860-1959, Volume 1.
- "Obituary," Deseret Weekly," 14 August 1897, 287.