30 September 1829–21 November 1901
Vadum, Ålborghus, Denmark
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 3 daughters. He lived in Vadum, Kær, Ålborg, Denmark in 1840 and Jetsmark, Hvetbo, Hjørring, Denmark for about 10 years. He was buried in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.
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 …