Niels Jensen

7 October 1742–3 June 1805 (Age 62)
Hørby, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Niels

When Niels Jensen was born on 7 October 1742, in Hørby, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Jens Nielsen, was 31 and his mother, Ane Christensdatter, was 41. He married Anne Marie Olesdatter on 1 November 1768, in Torslev, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 3 June 1805, in his hometown, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

Niels Jensen
Anne Marie Olesdatter
Marriage: 1 November 1768
Anne Nielsdatter
Jens Nielsen
Maren Nielsdatter
Johanne Marie Nielsdatter
Ole Nielsen

Spouse and Children

1 November 1768
Torslev, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark


Parents and Siblings




    Christen Jensen



    Maren Jensdatter


    Christiane Jensen


World Events (6)

1744 · Hirschholm Palace

Age 2

Hirschholm Palace was a royal palace located in present-day Horsholm municipality just north of Copenhagen. It was one of the finest buildings of its time and became known as the Versailles of the North. It developed a bad reputation in connection with its role in the affair between Johann Friedrich Struensee and Queen Caroline Mathilda in the 1770s. After that it fell into disrepair and was demolished in 1809.
1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 20

The Old City Hall was built in 1762 and served as the city hall until 1912. the Hall was modelled after the City Hall that was destroyed in the Copenhagen Fire in 1795. Today the building is used only for ceremonial and representative purposes.
1776 · Kongens Klub

Age 34

The club was founded in 1776 by former members of Drejer's Club. It was initially known as Fich's Club. The latter name was a reference to Gottlieb Schreck who had purchased the House in 1775. He had adapted the interior to be used by the club. The club initially had 25 members but in 1778 the number of members had grown to 80. On 16 November 1782, the club was granted permission to use the name Kongens Klub (Royal Club). The club soon became a meeting place for members of the higher middle class.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a reduced form of Johannes ( see John ). This is Denmark's most frequent surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Niels Jensen in entry for Anne Marie Olesdatter, "Denmark, Probate Indexes, 1674-1851"
  • Nels Jensen, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Nels Jensen Hørby, Hjørring, Denmark parish christening record 7 October 1742

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