Peder Ian Gries

1701–August 1740 (Age 39)
Tjærby, Gimming, Randers, Denmark

The Life of Peder Ian

When Peder Ian Gries was born in 1701, in Tjærby, Gimming, Randers, Denmark, his father, Christen Nielsen Griis, was 48 and his mother, Kirsten Jensdatter Rousing, was 22. He married Bodil Ann Bertilsdotter in 1701, in Lofthus, Ullensvang, Hordaland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died in August 1740, in Gimming, Randers, Denmark, at the age of 39, and was buried in Gimming, Randers, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

30 October 1729


Parents and Siblings

    Christen Nielsen Griis


    Kirsten Jensdatter Rousing




    Jens Christensen Griis



    Kirsten Christensdatter Griis


    Jens Christensen Griis


    Christen Christensen Griis


+2 More Children

World Events (5)

1701 · Oldest Naval Academy in the World

Age 0

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

Age 12

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.

Age 28

Greenland becomes Danish province.

Name Meaning

1 South German: topographic name for someone who lived in a sandy place, from Middle High German griez ‘sand’.2 Perhaps a reduced form of German Griese .

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

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  • Church Records

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