Niels Christian Simonsen

Male7 March 1834–16 January 1888

Brief Life History of Niels Christian

When Niels Christian Simonsen was born on 7 March 1834, in Tårs, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Simon Jensen, was 36 and his mother, Maren Bertelsdatter, was 33. He married Dorthea Elisabeth Madsdatter on 12 December 1856, in Råbjerg, Horns, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Ugilt, Vennebjerg, Hjørring, Denmark for about 20 years. He died on 16 January 1888, in Ilbjerge, Ugilt, Vennebjerg, Hjørring, Denmark, at the age of 53, and was buried in Ugilt, Vennebjerg, Hjørring, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Niels Christian Simonsen
Dorthea Elisabeth Madsdatter
Marriage: 12 December 1856
Jens Fredrik Rosenkilde
Ane Marie Jensen
Martin Simonsen
Jens Christian Simonsen
Martine Simonsen
Jens Christian Simonsen
Madsine Amalia Simonsen
Niels Peter Simonsen
Karoline Simonsen
Elise Simonsen

Sources (30)

  • Niels Christan Simonsen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
  • Niels Christian Simonsen, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Niels Christian Simonsen in entry for Martin Simonsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 December 1856Råbjerg, Horns, Hjørring, Denmark
  • Children (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (4)

    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

    Age 13

    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.


    Age 15

    Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy. A two-chamber parliament is established.

    1850 · Translation of the Book of Mormon into Danish

    Age 16

    Erastus Snow and Peter Hansen translated the Book of Mormon into Danish after six months of being in the country. This translation was the first full translation of the Book of Mormon into another language, after English.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Sven, Nils, Bent, Bente, Egil, Einer, Erlend, Eyvind, Hedvig, Helmer, Knud.

    Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Simon .

    Americanized form of Norwegian Simensen , a cognate of 1 above.

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

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