Individual Record 13

Name}   Hansen, Dorthea Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Exa 12 Dec 1866 Place} Kjóng, Baag, Odense, Denmark
Marr.: Date} Exa 17 Dec 1892  C Place} St. Stephan's Lutheran, Perth Amboy, Middlesex, NJ     (Link)
Death: Date} Fam 24 Sep 1948 Place} The Reading Hospital, Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania
Burial: Date} Aft  24 Sep 1948 Place} Alpine Cemetery, Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1}  50 = Family hstry
Source 2}  52 = Interview
Source 3} 258 = Marriage rec
Source 4} 1001=Marriage rec
Source 5} 1337=Marriage rec
Source 6} 252 = Birth certif
Source 7} 1069=Passenger ls
Source 8}  54 = 1900 USA cen
Source 9} 232 = 1910 USA cen
Source 10}222 = Photograph
Source 11}251 = Marriage rec
Source 12}591 = Letters
Source 13}748 = 1920 USA cen
Source 14}746 = 1930 USA cen
Source 15}1343=1940 USA cen
Source 16}556 = Newspaper
Source 17}1266=Heirloom/mem
Source 18} 89 = Diary
Source 19}1250=Letters
Source 20}218 = Cemetery rec
Source 21}630 = Photograph
Source 22}1253=Photograph
Source 23}524 = Interview
Source 24}1393=Letter
Source 25}1423=Genealogy
Source 26}1331=Letter
Source 27}1517=Genealogy
Parents: } Hans Johansen & Maren Kirstine Jensen
   Relationship No.} 15
1st Household No.} 36 = Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey
      Occupation 1} Housewife
       Occupation 2} Weaver
  Religion/Church} Lutheran
Spouses:   Prime} Møller, Christian Hansen
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Dorthea Hansen was born 12 Dec 1866 in Kóng, Båg, Odense, Denmark.  She was the daughter of Hans Johansen and Karen Kirstine Jensen.  The couple was not married, and nothing more is known about her mother.  Dorthea was baptised 26 Dec 1866 in Kóng parish.

In the 1870 Danish census, Dorthea, age 3, was living with her paternal grandparents, Johan Jørgensen and Dorthe Hansdatter in Søllested, Odense, Denmark.  Also in the household was Jørgen Johansen, her uncle.  Her father was not listed.  This is probably when he was living in the United States.

In the 1880 Danish census, Dorthea, age 13, was living with her father Hans Johansen, grandfather Jørgen Jorgensen, and a housekeeper Anne Kirstine Jakobsen, in Søllested.  Dorthea was confirmed 24 Apr 1881 in Søllested.

On 10 Sep 1881, her father Hans married Maren Rasmusdatter.  The couple had 13 children, half-brothers and half-sisters to Dorthea.


In the 1890 Danish census, Dorthea, age 23, was most likely living in Veflinge sogn, Veflinge, Skovbt, Odense.  According to census records, Dorthea immigrated to the United States in 1891.  The most probable passenger list record is for a Dorothea Hansen, age 23, leaving Hamburg 19 Oct 1890, in steerage, aboard the S.S. Wieland bound for New York.  Her residence was Veflinge, Denmark.  Dorthea later became a naturalized citizen.

Dorthea married Christian Hansen Møller on 17 Dec 1892, in St. Stephan's Danish Lutheran Church in Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey.  In the 1900 U.S. census, Dorthea and Christian were living at 237 Washington Street, Perth Amboy.  They had four sons - Hans, age 6, Alfred, age 5, Christian, age 3, and Peter, age 1 year.  Christian was a brakeman for the Lehigh Valley Railroad.  The census record leaves blank the questions whether Dorthea could yet read, write, or speak English.

315 Washington Street, Perth Amboy By the 1910 U.S. census, Dorthea and Christian had moved a block to 315 Washington Street, Perth Amboy, pictured at right, which became their long time home.  Dorthea had had another son, named Harold, who was just 6 years old.  Alfred, age 15, was not listed as he was living with his uncle, Hans Nielsen Miller.  In late 1917 or early 1918, Dorthea had a nervous breakdown.  There are two letters written by her from the State Hospital, Trenton, New Jersey, to her son Peter, dated 16 Jan 1918 and 24 Jan 1918.  The letters describe her room and visitors, and when her various sons will or have visited.  In Nov 1918, her son Peter married Evelyn Baldwin.

In the 1920 U.S. census, Dorthea is back at home with Christian, but only their sons Christian and Harold were living with them.  Christian was a fireman for the copper works, and Harold, at age 16, was a clerk in a bank.  In the 1930 U.S. census, a couple, Tice and Mary Bowman were renting a room in their home.  In the 1940 U.S. census, Antonio Lamberti, age 63, his wife Landi, age 60, and daughter Dorothy, age were renting rooms from Christian and Dorothea for $35. a month.  The family had been living there in 1935

Dorthea Hansen Miller Christian and Dorthea celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on 17 Dec 1942 with family and friends in their own home.  Christian died 14 May 1944.  Following his death, Dorthea went to live with her youngest son, Harold, in West Lawn, Pennsylvania.  She wrote often to her son Peter Miller and his wife Evelyn.  On 14 Sep 1948, she fell down a flight of stairs in the early morning hours, and was hospitalized with a broken right femur.  She died 24 Sep 1948.  Both she and her husband are buried in Alpine Cemetery, Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date} Exa 26 Dec 1866 Place} Kóng, Baag, Odense, DNK Dorthea Hansen Miller
Confirm. Date} Exa 24 Apr 1881 Photos} Dorthea Hansen Miller
Immigr'n Date} 1891 Port} Uncertain
Education: Grade} Eighth grade        or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service} None                          for the State of}  
Health Condition} Mental breakdown
 Cause of Death} Accident, fall
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 24 May 2014
Date Created}    9 Apr 1993
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