Niels Jorgensen

19 August 1818–12 August 1883 (Age 65)
Egtved, Vejle, Denmark

The Life of Niels

When Niels Jorgensen was born on 19 August 1818, in Egtved, Vejle, 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, Sorø, 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 25 years. He died on 12 August 1883, in Halseby, Tårnborg, Sorø, Denmark, at the age of 64, and was buried in Tårnborg, Sorø, Denmark.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

13 January 1844
Tjæreby, Sorø, Denmark


Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

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

Danish, Norwegian (Jørgensen), and North German (Jörgensen): patronymic from the personal name Jörgen, a vernacular form of Greek Geōrgios ( see George ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Niels Jorgensen, "Denmark Census, 1870"
  • Niels Andreassen in household of Jorgen Mortensen, "Denmark Census, 1840"
  • Niels Jørgensen, "Denmark Census, 1850"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.