12 мая 2017 15:13
12 мая 2017 15:26Help: The mystery of Hans Hansen
I am a journlalist for NRK - the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation - wrinting a story about a man called Hans Hendrik (also written Hendrick and Henrik) Hansen. He was participating in a around the world car race from New York to Paris in 1908 (crossing America, over Behring Strait, through Russia and finally Paris).
Hansen was hired because of his knowledge of Siberia, where he allegedly was living with his family. According to the newspaper, Hansen lived in Tomsk, where he was doing mining. I have also read that he was working on the Trans Siberian railway.
Hansen was also part of a Russian search party, looking for Salomon Andrè, the Swede who was lost in the attempt to reach the North Pole in a balloon.
Hansen allegedly had a russian wife and a daughter named Lydia. He was born in Norway - in 1865 or -66. Then he left for England, USA and Russia.
On the passenger list from the ship carrying him to New York before the race in 1908, his last place of residence says "Tfilis" (I don't manage to attach the picture) or Tblisi.
Do anyone here have some tips for how I can find any information of him from his time in Russia? It is very hard to find anything, so I am happy for any help I can get.
Best, Martin Skjæraasen