Looking for Ellen Gerda Hansen, born Johansen in Denmark 1940

Missing person.

I am looking for my husbands sister, which name is: Ellen Gerda Hansen (nee Johansen) born 2 January 1940. Her fathers name is: Villy Ronald Johansen born in Oslo (Kristianna) 24 June 1915, but he moved to Denmark when he was 10 years old.. Her mothers name is: Annie Carla Nielsen from Taarnby on Amager in DenmarkMy husbands name is: Johnny Kaj Johansen, born 13 May 1957 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

I know Ellen Gerda Hansen is married to: Jørgen Egon Hansen born 5 september 1936. They have three children: - Michael Hansen, born 24 March 1939,  - June Hansen, born 29 April 1960 and - Martin Hansen, born 4 september 1962. They are all born in Denmark Copenhagen, but immigrated to Australia 19 May 1968. They travelled with ship ORIANA. 

Please contact me, if you know this family.

Yours Sincerely

Linda Pehrsson/Johnny Kaj Johansen   

                                                The only picture I have is this new born picture.

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Comment by Elizabeth Allen on May 20, 2016 at 16:22

Linda, I have checked the electoral rolls and this family were living in Western Australia (showing up from 1977)

Ellen is only listed once but her husband is listed up to 1980 which is as far as we can check

I will check my other WA records to see if I can find some more info



Comment by Elizabeth Allen on May 20, 2016 at 17:45

Linda,   I have an address from 1980 which is a long while ago but have requested a lookup of the electoral rolls to see if they are still living in Western Australia - will let you know when I hear back from the library


Comment by Linda Pehrsson on May 20, 2016 at 19:53

Hi Elizabeth

Thank you very much. This is a big help. In the records I found the family were located in Canberra, so I have been focused on the area around Canberra and Victoria.

looking to hear from you.

A huge tank you.

Linda and Johnny


Comment by Elizabeth Allen on May 21, 2016 at 15:03

Linda,  Can you tell me which records you found that said they were in Canberra area?  Do they have a date?



Comment by Elizabeth Allen on May 21, 2016 at 16:55

Linda,  I found that record your mentioned on this National archives site where it said Canberra - but Canberra is where the records are held not where the family were living

It states that they were residents at the time in the Bonegilla Migrant Hostel in the state of Victoria - this would have been after their arrival in 1968 - they must have been naturalized at a later date and then they start appearing in the electoral rolls from 1977 in Western Australia

It may take a little while to hear back from the Library but will let you know if any results


Comment by Linda Pehrsson on May 21, 2016 at 18:40

Hi Elizabeth

Once again thank you for translating the record I found. It`s a big different. I found a web site: Attachment: Vendors - City og Joondalup, where the the couple apears on a list for paid sums. The cheques are dated March 2000. 

I am looking forward to hear from you, becaurse the big question is, if she is still alive.


Comment by Elizabeth Allen on May 21, 2016 at 21:29

Linda   Jorgen was listed as a Plumber and son Michael was an electrician in the Electoral Rolls so it might have had something to do with their trades?


Comment by Linda Pehrsson on May 23, 2016 at 20:20

Hi Elizabeth

I`m sure you are right.

Many Danish people who were edautated plumers, electricians, carpenters and so on, in the 1960`ies, imigrated to Australia, besaurse of the "know how" they believed they could offer. 

Kind regards



Comment by Elizabeth Allen on May 25, 2016 at 15:17

Linda,  I have got a reply from the Library - they were only able to check the electoral rolls until 2008


They were living in 2008 in 44 Westborough St. Scarborough, 6019, Western Australia   however I googled that address and found the property had been sold in 2010 so I think they have moved on


Might be worth contacting  them on the following link to see if they can assist if you explain your circumstances

http://slwa.wa.gov.au/find/guides/family_history/australia/western_... - let me know how you get on


Hopefully a family member will come across your post and get in touch



Comment by Elizabeth Allen on May 25, 2016 at 18:18

Linda,  I will send you a friends request which includes my email address so  you can contact me off forum




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