Niels Jorgensen

Male19 August 1818–12 August 1883

Brief Life History of Niels

When Niels Jorgensen was born on 19 August 1818, in Egtved, Koldinghus, Denmark, his father, Jørgen Mortensen, was 25 and his mother, Mette Cathrine Michaelsen, was 21. He married Else Marie Rasmussen on 13 January 1844, in Tjæreby, Korsør, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Egtved, Jerlev, Vejle, Denmark in 1840 and Tårnborg, Slagelse, Sorø, Denmark for about 35 years. He died on 12 August 1883, in Halseby, Tårnborg, Korsør, Denmark, at the age of 64, and was buried in Tårnborg, Korsør, Denmark.

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Niels Jorgensen
Else Marie Rasmussen
Marriage: 13 January 1844
Christen Nielsen
Kirstine Petronella Nielsen

Sources (19)

  • Niels Jørgensen, "Denmark Census, 1880"
  • Niels Jørgensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Niels Jorgensen, "Denmark Census, 1870"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 January 1844Tjæreby, Korsør, Denmark
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (5)

    1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

    Age 11

    Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.

    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

    Age 29

    The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.


    Age 31

    Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy. A two-chamber parliament is established.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Jorgen, Nels, Lars, Niels, Holger, Anders, Borge, Einer, Folmer, Morten, Bjorn.

    Danish and Norwegian (Jørgensen); North German (Jörgensen): patronymic from the personal name Jørgen, Jörgen, from Greek Geōrgios (see George ). Compare Jergensen , Jergenson , Jorgenson , and Yorgensen .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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