Niels Peter Rasmussen

Male22 December 1852–April 1919

Brief Life History of Niels Peter

When Niels Peter Rasmussen was born on 22 December 1852, in Nørre Bjerre, Bjerre, Stjernholm, Denmark, his father, Rasmus Mikkelsen, was 27 and his mother, Christiane Nielsdatter, was 23. He married Else Maria Jensen on 16 May 1879, in Ølsted, Hatting, Vejle, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Horsens, Ålborg, Nordjylland, Denmark in 1880 and Ørridslev, Ørridslev, Skanderborg, Denmark for about 10 years. He died in April 1919, at the age of 66.

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Niels Peter Rasmussen
Else Maria Jensen
Marriage: 16 May 1879
Helene Jensine Rasmussen
Rasmus Christian Rasmussen
Sørine Christiane Marie Rasmussen
Jens Hansen Theodor Rasmussen
Karen Alvine Mikaline Vinther Rasmussen

Sources (21)

  • Niels Peter Rasmüssen, "Denmark Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Neils Peter Rasmussen - birth: 22 December 1852; Nørby, Vejle, Denmark
  • Niels Peter Rasmussen in entry for Sørine Christiane Marie Rasmussen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 May 1879Ølsted, Hatting, Vejle, Denmark
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (4)

    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

    Age 7

    The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.

    1859 · Copenhagen Zoo

    Age 7

    The Copenhagen Zoo was founded in 1859 and is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. It was founded by a ornithologist named Niels Kjaebolling and the first animals that were at the opening were eagles, chickens, ducks, owls, rabbits, a fox, a seal and a turtle. The oldest building still is in use as a stable for the yak exibit. It is open everyday from 9:00am to 8:00pm (20:00).


    Age 62

    World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Lars, Jorgen, Niels, Bent, Holger, Thor, Borge, Knute, Per, Alf.

    Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Rasmus .

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

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