Niels Andersen

Male31 May 1797–2 March 1860

Brief Life History of Niels

Niels Andersen was born on 31 May 1797, in Vitten, Skanderborg, Denmark as the son of Anders Pedersen Bøcher and Anne Marie Andersdatter. He married Maren Christensdatter on 2 November 1823, in Houlbjerg, Viborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Granslev, Houlbjerg, Viborg, Denmark for about 16 years. He died on 2 March 1860, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

Niels Andersen
Maren Christensdatter
Marriage: 2 November 1823
Maren Rasmusdatter
Ane Marie Nielsdatter
Christine Nielsdatter
Ane Nielsen
Anders Christian Nielsen
Mariane Nielsdatter
Maren Nielsdatter
Helle Nielsdatter
Maria Kristine Nielsen
Christiane Nielsen
Anders Christian Nielsen

Sources (24)

  • Niels Andersen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • not known in entry for Christiana Briggs, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
  • Niels Andersen, "Denmark Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 November 1823Houlbjerg, Viborg, Denmark
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    1799-territory was merged into the Århus county. Skanderborg as a county ceased to exist.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 3

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


    Age 17

    Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Lars, Nels, Per, Anders, Holger, Jorgen, Thor, Bjorn, Helmer, Alf.

    Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas . Compare Anderson 1.

    Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, and very rare Danish patronymic Anderssen, a cognate of 1 above. Compare Andersson 2.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Story Highlight

    Short History of Niels Sorensen

    Information taken from the history of his wife-Anne Marie Anderson Sorensen. Also family group sheet in possession of Helean Hansen; “Heart Throbs of the West, Volume 2”, the writings of J. M. Tanner …

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