Niels Jensen

1798–4 December 1877 (Age 79)
Hårby, Odense, Denmark

The Life of Niels

When Niels Jensen was born in 1798, his father, Jens Nielsen, was 45 and his mother, Margrethe Karen Hansdatter, was 41. He married Maren Pedersdr on 16 March 1828. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Hårby, Båg, Odense, Denmark for about 16 years. He died on 4 December 1877, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Niels Jensen
Maren Pedersdr
Marriage: 16 March 1828
Peder Nielsen
Jens Nielsen
Hans Nielsen
Magretha Nielsen

Spouse and Children

16 March 1828


Parents and Siblings

    Jens Nielsen


    Margrethe Karen Hansdatter




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World Events (7)

1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

Age 7

The Christianso Lighthouse is one of Denmark's oldest lighthouses and the first to have a flashing light. It was built on the island of Christianso in the northern Baltic Sea.
1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn

Age 10

Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn, The Cross of Honour of the Order of the Dannebrog, is an award connected to the Danish Order of the Dannebrog. The cross was instituted by King Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway on June 28, 1808 and was named Dannebrogsmendenes Haederstegn until 1952. The award is given to any Dane who has provided a service to Denmark through a noble deed. The cross is considered an additional recognition if awarded to someone who is already a holder of the Order.
1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

Age 31

Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a reduced form of Johannes ( see John ). This is Denmark's most frequent surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Niels Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
  • Niels Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1840"
  • Niels Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1845"

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