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Hansen Winton Invercargill ?

Query by eleanor863

Could anyone help with family tree Hansen Below is my great grandmother and what I know of her. I do remember her .Would love to find out about her family who came out to New Zealand from Copenhagen Denmark about 1880 Thanks
Her sister Christina had an accident off a tram in Invercargill in August 1882 & died 5 days later. She is buried in the Eastern Cemetry with her parents Hans & Johanna Hansen. They died in 1906 & 1908.
I don't know who their other children were. Can anyone help.

Annie Oliva(Olivia?) Hansen (my great Grandmother) born at Copenhagen Denmark in 1869 . Left Denmark at age 12 years married Louis Anderson from Tasmania. They had 15 children one being my Grandmother Christina Olivia (married Louis Saward Burnie Tasmania) She came to Tasmania in 1910 with Louis & family when she was 38 years old & he was 64 years old.
Annie died 23/12/1952 in hospital in Melbourne after a one year illness age 83 years, She is buried at Wivenhoe Cemetry Burnie Tasmania

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by ngairedith on 2012-12-29 18:53:38

I have also seen 'Ann Olive Christina'
could this also be her?

by eleanor863 on 2012-12-29 19:13:44

Thanks It could be. Her daughter,my grandmother was Christina Oliva Anderson born in NZ.She would have come to Tasmania as a young girl and married here.I beleive all the Anderson family came to Tasmania from NZ.
I don't have any NZ history of the family and don't know how to get it. Would love some advice if you have it Thanks so much Marj

by ngairedith on 2012-12-29 19:30:55

this family tree says that Christina Olivia Anderson was born 7 April 1889 in New Zealand, married Louis Edward SAWARD (1884-1970) on 27 December 1904 in Burnie, Tasmania and had 16 children:
1. George Edward Saward (1905-1988)
2. Archibald Harold Saward (1906-1984)
3. Florence Olive Annie Saward (1908-2007)
4. Stanley Louis Saward (1909-1915)
5. Wilfred Norton Allen Saward (1912-1967)
6. James Campbell Saward (1918-1970)
7. Lance William Saward (1921-1958)
8. Lucy Mary Saward
9. Ida Violet Saward
10. Stella Maud Saward
11. Eileen Daphne Jean Saward
12. Jack Saward
13. Nellie Marie Isabelle Saward
14. Valerie Lorna Merle Saward
15. Leslie Arnold Saward
16. Lyell Raymond Saward

unfortunately it does not have her parents listed
her parents were Louis ANDERSON & Annie Olivia HANSEN and they married on 27 December 1884 in New Zealand :)
I will try to find where etc
do you have the full list of their children? or do you need that too

by ngairedith on 2012-12-29 20:05:09

I think Louis & Annie lived in Winton, Invercargill
It is possible Louis had the New River Ferry (or Oreti) Hotel for a time

by eleanor863 on 2012-12-29 21:46:35

Thankyou so much for that. I do have the whole Saward family tree, My father was James Campbell Saward . I can give all the details of their children, I have it in booklet form but can copy for you.
Your info from NZ is very helpful as I don't know anything of the NZ part. I do have a photo of Louis & Annie with all of their children except my grandmother,Maybe she was away married when it was taken. I can copy & send later.

I would like to find when they came out from Denmark & who her parents & brothers & sisters were.I was told the whole family migrated to NZ from Copengagen. There must be quite a few relatives in NZ as none ever came to Tasmania that I know of. I knew her when I was child. I was about 7 when she died. I remember her as a lovely old lady & she lived with my grandparents for a time & also one of my great uncles.
I have found a death notice for her in TROVE archives held in the national library. They have copies of old newspapers up to 1954' Trove is a very good website .If you need any info let me know. Thanks Marj

by eleanor863 on 2012-12-30 00:03:42

Hi thankyou for your help. I would like a copy of Annie & Louis's children if you can get it. I did know some of them as a child. But don't know for sure .if they all came to Tasmania.Below is a copy of my findings so far

Notes on Anderson/Hansen findings Nov 2012 by Marj
Mr & Mrs John Wilson Anderson ( my great,great grand parents) were early pioneers of Westbury & Fingal, Rockfield Cullenswood & Falmouth He died at Warnambool 22/10/17 had another son Lesley Wilson

Louis Anderson (my great Grandfather Nanna Saward's father) born at Collinswood Tasmania 1843 the 5th son)He left for New Zealand at age 15 in 1858 for work. Lived at Invercargill NZ ? for many years farming & married there to Annie Oliva(Olivia?) Hansen. He was 26 years older than she quite a big difference in those days. Louis had a sister C Wright NZ. Another sister Annie (Mrs Bass) Myrtleford Vic.
A brother J.H. Anderson of Spreyton ( died 14/2/33 A brother Lesley Wilson Anderson Another brother Albert Paris Anderson of Oak Lodge 29 Best St. Devonport was the 6th son of the family.He lived with Miss M Hope at the Devonport address.He was born at Rockfield Cullenswood & also lived at Falmouth. Celebrated 96th birthday 14/1/1952

At age 64 Louis Anderson returned to Tasmania in 1907 with Annie & their 15 children. They farmed at Sulphur Creek for 7 years, then for 20 years at Stowport.
A son Cliff Hansen Arthur Anderson AIF d 11/2/34 age 52
Louis died 16/7/1934 at Burnie Tasmania age 91 years

Annie Oliva(Olivia?) Hansen (my great Grandmother) born at Copenhagen Denmark in 1869 . Left Denmark at age 12 years married Louis Anderson from Tasmania. They had 15 children one being my Grandmother Christina Olivia (married Louis Saward Burnie Tasmania) She came to Tasmania in 1907 with Louis & family when she was 38 years old & he was 64 years old.
Annie died 23/12/1952 in hospital in Melbourne after a one year illness age 83 years, She is buried at Wivenhoe Cemetry Burnie Tasmania

Thankyou again for all your help. Much appreciated. Regards Marj

by ngairedith on 2012-12-30 00:32:59

thank you Marj,
that could help as there were 5 Louis Anderson in New Zealand around the same time and at least 4 of those were in the Canterbury & Otago areas!!! so really no way to find out who was who - could still be a bit of an effort...

how come Christina Olivia married in 1904 in Tasmanaia and yet her parents did not go over until 1907? and as you said "with their 15 children"
As it was Christina was only 15 when she married so was she living there and met Louis Saward?? or did they meet in NZ and go over early??

also please, do you have Cliff's war serial number as I cannot find him in the AIF at this time and his birth in NZ (under that name) is not recorded (dying in Feb 1934 aged 52 means he was probably born about 1881)

by eleanor863 on 2012-12-30 02:47:56

Her father was Louis Anderson from Tasmania,so she probably came over to visit Anderson Family & met with my Grandfather Louis Saward She was married in 1904 in Tasmania. The book tells me They met at Arthur River Far north west coast of Tasmania where she worked at the Ford homestead.
I will copy their story for you later & send.

I will try to find Cliffs serial No. I didn't know him.He died before my time.I was born 1945.
If I can help let me know. I've found a lot of info on TROVE. Thats where I found Cliff. I had not heard of him,but will look up some more. Regards Marj

by ngairedith on 2012-12-30 16:18:07

to keep both journals together Louis ANDERSON & Annie Oliva HANSEN

by eleanor863 on 2012-12-31 02:24:59

Another interesting bit found on TROVE Seems most of the early Andersons were born at Cullenswood.Near St Mary's I think. When I get down that way will see what I can find out from locals.

Christ Church `Cullenswood` Honour Roll
Date or Place
Christ Church Cullenswood, St Marys,7215
St Marys, Tasmania; -41.58003, 148.18477
A dark wood honour roll commemorates those who served in World War One. `Cullenswood` was the private property of Robert Vincent Legge was a deeply religious man and he built a church where his family, along with his servants, tenants and Anglican friends could worship their God each Sabbath in comfort. It is unknown as to whether this church is still on private property and able to be visited.
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by eleanor863 on 2012-12-31 18:23:54

by eleanor863 on 2012-12-31 18:33:42

Happy New Year. I am sending a link to a photo albumn I have made of Anderson/Hansen families. I hope to add to them at some stage.
There is a cousin of my Dad's at Burnie. She gave me the old photo to copy.She may have more info. She did tell me a cousin in Victoria had the old family Bible with info in the front, I'd like to find that, to copy.
I will copy Saward history soon.

Kind Regards Marj


by ngairedith on 2012-12-31 18:40:22

hi Marj,
album cannot be seen. Maybe only for those who have Picasa

by eleanor863 on 2012-12-31 18:50:00

Sorry, changed the name, try this, should work, Marj


by ngairedith on 2012-12-31 18:56:21

yes, great thanks
I will link it here:
Photo Album for Louis Anderson & Annie Olivia Christina nee Hansen

can I use one of the pics on the journal??

by eleanor863 on 2012-12-31 19:21:11

Yes That's fine Marj

by eleanor863 on 2012-12-31 19:48:13

They are coming up without caption as towho they are Regards Marj

by eleanor863 on 2012-12-31 19:51:42

That's OK You just have to click on Click here at top and it comes up Thanks Marj

by eleanor863 on 2013-09-17 07:07:15

Hi Ngairedith I have put some info up under Hansen Anderson Saward Maybe not in the right place. If you can find it would be good as I have found I believe Hans & Johanna g g Grandparents buried with Christina ' my g grandmothers sister see Southland Times August 28 1882 Thanks Marj

by KBAnderson on 2013-12-18 10:25:51

Hi, my ancestor is Lewis Anderson who married Annie Olivia Hansen. In my old 1930 family tree, I have her incorrectly as Annie Olivia Hans. I have corrected this. http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hansen-3223

According to my tree, this was his second marriage and they had seven sons and seven daughters together!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would love to add these sons and daughters and their descendants to my family tree.

Please contact me [email protected]

by bernadinej on 2016-03-29 08:09:09

Hi I am the great grand daughter of Annie and Louis Anderson. My Grandfather was William Anderson. I have information regarding Annie's mother which traces back to Germany if anyone is interested. Her father was Hans Hansen. I have also read the notes above and can add that Louis was married to a woman who died, then his three children also died in an accident and that caused him to go to NZ where he met his second wife Annie who was from Denmark.

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