Hansen / Anderson/ Saward
I have a story in my family of one of my great grandmothers sisters having lost her leg.
I have found articles in New zealand news papers including Southland Times August 28 1882. I believe this accident was her sister Christina. My grandmother was also called Christina I believe named after her.
Other articles in the NZ Papers say she died from jumping off a tram. Had her leg amputated & died 5 days later
She is buried in Eastern Cemetry Home Services A-ZCemeteriesCemetery search
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NAME CHRISTINA HANSEN AGE AT DEATH CHILD CLASSIFICATION 17 years GENERAL OCCUPATION GENDER FEMALE DATE OF DEATH LAST ADDRESS-NOTE
CEMETERY EASTERN CEMETERY UNDERTAKER BLOCK MAPVIEW PRINTABLE MAP PDF DATE OF 28-AUG-1882 CREMATION DATE BLOCK 7 PLOT92.INSCRIPTION Plot 92
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HANSEN CHRISTINA, Child, 1882
HANSEN HANS, Adult, 1906
HANSEN JOHANNA C C, Adult, 1908
So I was able to find her parents buried with her. I never knew their names until I found this.
The only reference I can find of Hans is Bankruptancy notice 1888.
So I presume life was very hard for them to make a living with all I've read about early Danish Immigrants to New Zealand.
I would be very pleased to hear from anyone who is related to my relatives
Thanks Marj Hutchison(nee Saward)