When Jens Nielsen was born on 30 September 1829, in Vadum, Ålborghus, Denmark, his father, Niels Jensen Leed, was 58 and his mother, Mariane Andersdatter, was 33. He married Johanne Maria Larsen on 26 December 1851. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Vadum, Kær, Ålborg, Denmark in 1840 and Jetsmark, Hvetbo, Hjørring, Denmark for about 10 years. He died on 19 November 1901, at the age of 72, and was buried in Dunedin, Ōtākou - Otago, New Zealand.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Jorgen, Knud, Lars, Nels, Bent, Borge, Holger, Ove, Einer, Oluf.
Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Niels, a shortened form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas ). Compare Nielson , Neilsen , Nelsen , Nilsen , and Nilson .
According to parish records Jens and Johanne were married in Vadum, Aalborg 26 Dec 1851. A census taken in Aalborg, Kaer, Vadum, or Torpet Skotedistrikt in 1855 shows Jens, Johanne, and oldest daught …
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