Peder Ian Gries

Brief Life History of Peder Ian

When Peder Ian Gries was born in 1701, in Tjærby, Gimming, Dronningborg, Denmark, his father, Christen Nielsen Griis, was 48 and his mother, Kirsten Jensdatter Rousing, was 22. He married Anne Nielsdatter Vestrup on 30 October 1729. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died in August 1740, in Gimming, Dronningborg, Denmark, at the age of 39, and was buried in Gimming, Dronningborg, Denmark.

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Peder Ian Gries
Anne Nielsdatter Vestrup
Marriage: 30 October 1729
Kirsten Pedersdatter

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1701 · Oldest Naval Academy in the World

The Royal Danish Naval Academy was established in 1701 to educate then commission all officers into the Royal Danish Navy. It is the oldest, still-existing, officers' academy in the world.

1713 · Royal Danish Military Academy

The Royal Danish Military Academy educated and commissioned all officers for the Royal Danish Army. The Military Academy function was initiated in 1713 by request of King Frederick IV on inspiration from the Naval Academy.


Greenland becomes Danish province.

Name Meaning

South German: topographic name for someone who lived in a sandy place, from Middle High German griez ‘sand, pebble’.

Perhaps also a shortened form of German Griese .

German: habitational name from any of the places called Gries.

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

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