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Caroline Hansen

Evidence from genealogical and newspaper records proves that the Hansen traveled to Utah in 1861. A child was born in November 1860 in Iowa, but the first documentation to place them in Utah is the birth of another child in February 1862, which was prior to the arrival of that season's emigration. Caroline's obituary also states that the family came to Utah in 1861. Further research is needed to determine the name of the company they traveled with.Caroline's birth and death dates are confirmed by her death certificate.The ship manifest lists her given name as "Karen."


Company Unknown (1861)Age at departure: 12


  • "Funeral Held for Pioneer," Salt Lake Telegram, 14 Aug. 1934, 6.
  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Death Certificate.

  • Source Location
  • Utah State Archives and Records Service