Thursday, December 8, 2011

Anna Hellen Hanson's Birth Record

I have been on a quest to find a name of a village or region in Norway where Hans and/or Antonette were born. To help this along, I have been ordering a series of records that might list a hometown. You can read about these here and here. This record was ordered as part of this quest.

Anna Hellen Hanson is the daughter of my GGG-Grandparents Hans and Antonette Hanson who lived in Five Points, Akan, Richland, Wisconsin. The only documents I have on Anna are a series of US Census records that list the family. This post will focus on the details of Anna's birth.

I have transcribed the details of this record below:
  • Full name of child: Anna Hellen Hanson
  • Color: White
  • Sex: Female
  • Name of other issue living: -
  • Full name of father: Hans J. Hanson
  • Occupation of father: Farmer
  • Full name of mother previous to marriage: Antonette Hanson
  • Hour, day of week, of month, and year, of birth: Mon. Aug 16. 4 AM   1880
  • Place, town or township, and county in which born: Akan Richland Co
  • Birthplace of father: Norway
  • Birthplace of mother: "
  • Name of physician or person signing certificate or affidavit: Mrs. N. P. Nelson  by Parents 
  • Residence of person last named: Five Points
  • Date of certificate or affidavit: 7 Nov 1893
  • Date of registration: 10 Nov 1893
  • Any additional circumstances: (none listed)

What we can learn from this record:
  • I never new Anna's full middle name and now we know it is Hellen.
  • She was a white female. 
  • At the time of her birth she was the only child of Hans and Antonette Hanson.
  • Her birth location is supported by the census records of the family during this time.
  • The birthplace of Anna's parents is listed as Norway. Still no village name.
  • The certificate was created on 7 Nov 1893 and filed on 10 Nov 1893. These are the same dates as other vital records for the family.

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