Niels Nielsen

16 May 1823–
Tystofte, Tjæreby, Sorø, Denmark

The Life of Niels

When Niels Nielsen was born on 16 May 1823, in Tystofte, Tjæreby, Sorø, Denmark, his father, Niels Christophersen, was 40 and his mother, Maren Pedersdatter, was 38. He married Karen Rasmussen on 28 October 1846. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Tjæreby, Vester Flakkebjerg, Sorø, Denmark in 1834.

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Niels Nielsen
Karen Rasmussen
Marriage: 28 October 1846
Maren Nielsen
Niels Nielsen

Spouse and Children

28 October 1846


    Maren Nielsen


    Niels Nielsen


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World Events (6)

1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

Age 6

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.
1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

Age 24

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.
1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

Age 36

The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.

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)

  • Niels Nielsen in household of Niels Christophersen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • Niels Nielsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Niels Nielsen in entry for Niels Nielsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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