Niels Olsen

1789–
Bredsten, Vejle, Denmark

The Life of Niels

When Niels Olsen was born in 1789, in Bredsten, Vejle, Denmark, his father, Ole Sorensen, was 41 and his mother, Barbara Jensdatter, was 33.

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Family Time Line

Ole Sorensen
1748–1827
Barbara Jensdatter
1756–1828
Jensdatter
1778–1778
Sidsel Olesdatter
1784–1810
Søren Olsen (Kjærbølling)
1779–1846
Jens Olsen
1781–
Hans Olsen
1787–
Niels Olsen
1789–
Jes Olsen
1792–1809
Peder Olsen
1794–1798
Bertel Olsen
1797–1798
Margrethe Olsen
1799–1801

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World Events (6)

1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

Age 0

The Old Artillery Barracks was the first of three barracks to be established in the Christianshavn district of Copenhagen. They were converted into barracks for the Artillery in 1789 and were used until 1923. Today, they have been converted into apartments and are listed for everyone.
1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis

Age 3

Det Classenske Fideicommis is a Danish charitable foundation formed by the industrialist Major General Johan Frederik Classen after he left behind his wealth and possessions in his will to help alleviate poverty and misery to those in the country. Today, it grants around 2 million kroner annually to those in need.
1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

Age 40

Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.

Name Meaning

1 Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Olaf, Olav (Old Norse Óláfr, Ólafr, variant Óleifr, earlier Anleifr, from proto-Scandinavian elements meaning ‘ancestor’ + ‘heir’, ‘descendant’). Olaf has always been one of the most common Scandinavian names; it continued to be popular in the Middle Ages, in part as a result of the fame of St. Olaf, King of Norway, who brought Christianity to his country c.1030 . This surname, the second most common in Norway, is also established in England, notably in the Newcastle upon Tyne area.2 German (Ölsen): habitational name from any of several places so named, in Saxony, Brandenburg, and the Rhineland.

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

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