Anders Nielsen Knak

24 January 1701–4 October 1744 (Age 43)
Utterslev, Maribo, Denmark

The Life of Anders Nielsen

When Anders Nielsen Knak was born on 24 January 1701, in Utterslev, Maribo, Denmark, his father, Peder Andersen Knak, was 30 and his mother, Gertrud Hansen, was 7. He married Margrete Olufsdr on 3 October 1729, in Utterslev, Maribo, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He died on 4 October 1744, in his hometown, at the age of 43.

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Anders Nielsen Knak
Margrete Olufsdr
Marriage: 3 October 1729
Ane Andersen
Kiersten Knak
Kirsten Andersen
Niels Andersen Knak

Spouse and Children

3 October 1729
Utterslev, Maribo, Denmark


Parents and Siblings



World Events (5)

1713 · Royal Danish Military Academy

Age 12

The Royal Danish Military Academy educated and commissioned all officers for the Royal Danish Army. The Military Academy function was initiated in 1713 by request of King Frederick IV on inspiration from the Naval Academy.

Age 28

Greenland becomes Danish province.
1730 · Danish Asia Company

Age 29

The Danish Asiatic Company was a trading company established to revive the dwindling Danish trade with the East Indies and China. It was taken over by the Danish government in 1772 and continued to run until around 1843.

Name Meaning

German:1. variant of Knaack . 2. nickname for a crude person or someone with a thick neck, from Bavarian genack ‘neck’. 3. shortened form of Knacker .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Anders Pedersen, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"

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