Niels Jacobson

MaleJanuary 1715–May 1784

Brief Life History of Niels

When Niels Jacobson was born in January 1715, in Sporup, Skanderborg, Denmark, his father, Jacob Poulsen, was 50 and his mother, Karen Nielsdatter, was 37. He married Maren Jorgensdatter on 30 October 1743, in Nebel, Voer, Skanderborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died in May 1784, in his hometown, at the age of 69, and was buried in Sporup, Skanderborg, Denmark.

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Niels Jacobson
Maren Jorgensdatter
Marriage: 30 October 1743
Karen Nielsdatter
Berte Nielsdatter
Jacob Nielsen
Jens Nielsen
Johanne Nielsdatter
Jacob Nielsen

Sources (17)

  • Niels Jacobsen, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Niels Jacobsen in entry for Maren, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Niels Jacobsen in entry for Jens, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 October 1743Nebel, Voer, Skanderborg, Denmark
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (6)


    Age 14

    Greenland becomes Danish province.

    1730 · Danish Asia Company

    Age 15

    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.

    1737 · Meyercrones Stiftelse

    Age 22

    Meyercrones Stiftelse was founded by the widow of Henning de Meyercrone after he had served as Danish envoy in France. Christiane Meyercrone, Henning's widow, managed the property until her death in 1738. Her niece became the new manager of the foundation and arranged for its charter to be written in 1830. The original, small building was replaced by a larger building in 1933.

    Name Meaning

    English, Swedish, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name Jacob denoting ‘Jacob's son’. In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages, including Scandinavian (see 2 below) and, in some cases, Croatian Jakobović (which is from the personal name Jakob ).

    Americanized form of Swedish Jacobsson or Jakobsson and Danish, Norwegian, North German, or Dutch Jacobsen or Jakobsen , all cognates of 1 above.

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

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