|Male/Husband} Møller, Christian Hansen||Family History} Olson|
|Female/Wife} Hansen, Dorthea||Relationship Type} Marriage|
|Marriage: Date} Fam 17 Dec 1892 C||Place} St. Stephan's Lutheran, Perth Amboy, Middlesex, NJ|
|Ended: On Date} Exa 14 May 1944
By} Death of husband
|1st Household No.} 36 = Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey|
The six young children
The four adult children
|Notes: Christian Hansen Møller and Dorthea Hansen were married
17 Dec 1892 in St. Stephan's Danish Lutheran Church, Perth Amboy, New Jersey. They
were married by Rev. Ole Jacobsen. Their first son, Hans Johansen was born
9 Oct 1893, followed by Alfred Peter, 24 May 1895, Rasmus Cgrustuan, 22 Jan 1897,
and Peter John, 18 Jan 1899.|
In the 1900 U.S. census, the family was living at 237 Washington Street, Perth Amboy. The sons were ages 6, 5, 3, and 1 year respectively. Christian was a brakeman for the Lehigh Valley Railroad. Their son Harold Mathias was born 21 May 1903.
By the 1910 U.S. census, Christian had moved his family a block to 315
Washington Street, Perth Amboy, pictured at right, which became their long time
home. Christian was a conductor for the railroad. The children were
Hans, 16, Rasmus 13, Peter, 11, and Harold, 6 years. Alfred, age 15, was not
listed, as he was living with his uncle, Hans Nielsen
Miller. At some point in time, a girl named Dorthea came
to live with the family. She is seen in the photograph with the young
children. No one spoke about her in later years, and nothing more is known
Peter married Evelyn Baldwin in 1918 and left the home. Alfred died in 1919, probably of the flu. Hans married Helen Sokolinski about 1920. In the 1920 U.S. census, Christian and Dorthea had only their sons R. Christian and Harold living in the family home. R. 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, Christian was still a railway conductor. Living with them in the household was a couple, Tice and Mary Bowman. In the 1940 U.S. census, Antonio Lamberti, his wife Landi, and daughter Dorothy, were renting rooms from Christian and Dorothea for $35. a month. The family had been living there in 1935.
It is not known when Christian retired from the Lehigh Valley Railroad, but, according to the census records, he was still a conductor in 1940. Christian and Dorthea celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on 17 Dec 1942 with family and friends in their own home. At this time they were members of Our Saviour's Luthern Church in Perth Amboy.
Christian died 14 May 1944 in the Perth Amboy General Hospital. He was buried 17 May 1944 in the Alpine Cemetery, Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Following his death, Dorthea went to live with their youngest son, Harold, in Reading, Pennsylvania. She died 24 Sep 1948 after being hospitalized for a fall down a flight of stairs. She is buried alongside her husband in the Alpine Cemetery.
|Children:||Total # of Children} 6||Seq. # of Primary} 4|
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