|Birth: ||Jan. 16, 1869, Denmark|
|Death: ||May 6, 1938|
Hansine is buried in the Grand Island Cemetery. She was an 1884 Danish immigrant; it's unknown who traveled with her to the USA. Wife of Christian Pedersen Birk whom she married 18 August 1885 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa, and with whom she raised their 13 children!
Oral family history states that Hansine is descended from Danish royalty and also from Leif Ericksson, the famous Viking, but her descendancy from them has yet to be proven. Her husband Christian, however, has a very rich ancestry of royalty and 2 Saints in his family tree!
Information added by their proud great-granddaughter who deeply wishes that she had had the opportunity to know and love them.
Submitted by Find-A-Grave member diaNEB (#47466150) on 4 April 2017:
"Grand Island (Nebraska) Independent
Monday, 9 May 1938
Mrs. Hansine Birk, wife of former City Councilman, C. P. Birk and a long time resident of Grand Island, passed away Friday at the family home in Kearney, Neb. Mrs. Birk, who was 69 years of age, had been in failing health for the past two years. Born in Torrild Jutland, Denmark, Jan. 16, 1869, Hansine J. Pedersen came to America in young womanhood, arriving at Omaha, Jan. 1, 1884. She was united in marriage to C. P. Birk, in 1885, a union to which 13 children were born, four of whom preceded her in death. In 1890, they moved the family home from Omaha to Grand Island where she resided until six years ago when they moved to Kearney. She was a member of Andrew chapter, No. 41, Order of Eastern Star and of the Degree of Honor, in which organization she had served in every grand lodge office, being a past grand president of the state of Nebraska at the time of her death. She also was a member of the A.O.U.W.
Surviving to mourn her passing are her husband, three sons, A.D. Birk, of North Platte; W. H. Birk, of Los Angeles, Calif., and J. J. Birk, of Kearney; six daughters, Mrs. Floyd C. Vaughn, Grand Island; Mrs. Charles Leslie, of Los Angeles; Mrs. J. J. Klinge, Jr., of Lynndyl, Utah; Mrs. Grover Barnhart, of North Platte; Mrs. Charles Hampton, of Wood River, and Mrs. F. Arthur Clayton, of Omaha; also a number of grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock, Sunday afternoon at the Livingston-Sondermann funeral home here. Rev. E. C. Ford, pastor of the First Congregational church, will officiate and burial will be in the Grand Island cemetery."
Peder Jacobsen (1835 - 1904)
Christian Pedersen Birk (1863 - 1941)*
Peder Rudolph Birk (1887 - 1933)*
Ruth E. Birk Vaughan (1889 - 1980)*
Petrea Jessine Birk (1890 - 1900)*
Arthur Delancy Birk (1892 - 1955)*
Darice Violet Birk Klinge (1893 - 1950)*
Sarah Dora Birk Hampton (1896 - 1977)*
Jesse Jacob Birk (1901 - 1977)*
Christian Pedersen Birk (1912 - 1912)*
Grand Island Cemetery
Plot: Section H, Plot #238
Created by: Mert57
Record added: Jun 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53381219