Niels Jacobson

January 1715–May 1784 (Age 69)
Sporup, Skanderborg, Denmark

The Life 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 36. 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

30 October 1743
Nebel, Voer, Skanderborg, Denmark


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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: patronymic from Jacob . As an American surname this name has absorbed cognates from other languages, for example Danish, Norwegian, and Dutch Jacobsen and Swedish Jacobsson.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Niels Jacobsen in entry for Maren, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Niels Jacobsen in entry for Jens, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Niels Jacobsen in entry for Jacob, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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