Thomas Nielsen

1739–15 June 1822 (Age 83)
Voer, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Nielsen was born in 1739, in Voer, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Niels Andersen, was 36 and his mother, Margarethe Jorgensdatter, was 36. He married Magrethe Christensdatter on 25 October 1767, in Voer, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 15 June 1822, in Voer, Hjørring, Denmark, at the age of 83, and was buried in Voer, Hjørring, Denmark.

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Thomas Nielsen
Magrethe Christensdatter
Marriage: 25 October 1767
Niels Thomsen
Jens Thomsen
Maren Thomsen

Spouse and Children

25 October 1767
Voer, Hjørring, Denmark


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World Events (8)

1742 · Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

Age 3

The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters is a non-governmental science Academy founded in 1742 for the purpose of advancements of science in Denmark.
1744 · Hirschholm Palace

Age 5

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 23

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.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German (especially Schleswig-Holstein): patronymic from the personal name Niels, a reduced form of Nikolaus ( see Nicholas ) or Cornelius .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Nielsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Thomas Nielsen in entry for Jens Thomsen, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Death, burial record, Thomas Nielsen

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