Hans Hansen was born in Huso, Tonsberg, Norway in 1859. In 1877, as a teenager, he jumped ship in B.C. and lived in the Vancouver area. By 1891 he had established a crown land grant at Port Neville and established a homestead.
During these early years he (and later family) resided in New Westminster were he worked as the circulation manager for the World Newspaper.
In 1897 he married widower Elizabeth Flintham and she along with her young son Billy, from her previous marriage, took up residence at Hans’ Port Neville homestead.
Unfortunately, 18 months after their marriage Elizabeth passed away. Her son Billy, was adopted by and raised by Hans.
Hansen married Cathinka Marie Wikner (also spelled Kathinka or Katinka) on August 3, 1903 and they went on to have four children Karen, Edith, Lilly and Arthur.
In 1895 Hans established the 1st Post Office at Port Neville. Hans Hansen died in 1939.