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Peter Olsen Hansen

1818– 1895

Seaman, shipbuilder; born at Copenhagen, Denmark. Joined the Church in Boston in 1844. Translated the Book of Mormon into Danish. Served three missions to Denmark. Assisted Erastus Snow in founding the Scandinavian Mission. On 7 October 1849, GQC attended the blessing meeting in the Bowery where Peter Hansen was blessed by Parley P. Pratt for his mission to Denmark. (Peter Olsen Hansen, An Autobiography of Peter Olsen Hansen, 1818–1895, comp. Leland Hansen Ashby [Salt Lake City: The Compiler, 1988]; Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, vol. 2 [Salt Lake City: Andrew Jenson History Co., 1914], 766–67; also mentioned in GQC Journal, 7 Oct. 1848.)