Jens Nielsen

30 September 1829–21 November 1901
Vadum, Ålborg, Denmark

The Life of Jens

When Jens Nielsen was born on 30 September 1829, in Vadum, Ålborg, Denmark, his father, Niels Jensen, was 58 and his mother, Mariane Andersen, 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 was buried in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.

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Family Time Line

Jens Nielsen
1829–1901
Johanne Maria Larsen
1827–1869
Marriage: 26 December 1851
Ane Cecilie Jensen
1852–
Mariane Jensen
1854–1854
Else Marie Jensen
1855–1934
Niels Jensen
1858–
Larsine Petrea Jensen
1862–
Christian Pedersen Jensen
1863–
Anders Christian Jensen
1864–
Jensen
1868–1868
Jensen
1869–1869

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 December 1851
children

(9)

    Ane Cecilie Jensen

    Female1852–Female

    Mariane Jensen

    Female1854–1854Female

    Female1855–1934Female

    Male1858–Male

    Larsine Petrea Jensen

    Female1862–Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

    Else Marie Nielsen

    Female1822–Female

    Ane Sisilie Nielsen

    Female1824–1847Female

    Anders Christian Nielsen

    Male1826–1855Male

    Male1829–1901Male

    Male1834–1929Male

World Events (7)

1834 · The United Tribes of New Zealand Flag

Age 5

A confederation of Maori tribes was convened in 1834 by James Busby, a British Resident who had been sent to New Zealand to set up a framework for trade between the Māori and Europeans. The Flag which they used was a mix between the St. George’s Cross and in the top left corner another smaller St. Georges Cross with four eight pointed stars representing the Holy Cross stars in the Southern Hemisphere. This design is still being used today as the official flag of the United Tribes of New Zealand.
1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

Age 18

The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.
1849

Age 20

Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy. A two-chamber parliament is established.

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.

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

Jens Nielsen

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 …

Sources (3)

  • Jens Nielsen in household of Niels Jensen Lund, "Denmark Census, 1840"
  • Jens Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1870"
  • Jens Nielsen in household of Niels Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1834"

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