Niels Mortensen

1785–11 December 1862 (Age 77)
Fåborg, Ribe, Denmark

The Life of Niels

When Niels Mortensen was born in 1785, in Fåborg, Ribe, Denmark, his father, Morten Christensen, was 44 and his mother, Maren Hansdatter, was 36. He married Mette Kjerstine Nielsdr on 18 March 1815, in Thorstrup, Ribe, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 9 daughters. He died on 11 December 1862, in Janderup, Ribe, Denmark, at the age of 77, and was buried in Janderup, Ribe, Denmark.

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Niels Mortensen
Mette Kjerstine Nielsdr
Marriage: 18 March 1815
Karen Nielsdatter
Niels Nielsen
Anna Maria Nielsen
Maren Nielsen
Karen Nielsdatter
Else Marie Nielsen
Matthea Nielsen
Matthea Kierstina Nielsen
Kjersten Nielsen

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18 March 1815
Thorstrup, Ribe, Denmark


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World Events (7)

1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

Age 4

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 7

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.
1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn

Age 23

Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn, The Cross of Honour of the Order of the Dannebrog, is an award connected to the Danish Order of the Dannebrog. The cross was instituted by King Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway on June 28, 1808 and was named Dannebrogsmendenes Haederstegn until 1952. The award is given to any Dane who has provided a service to Denmark through a noble deed. The cross is considered an additional recognition if awarded to someone who is already a holder of the Order.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Morten ( see Martin 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Niels Mortensen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • Niels Mortensen in entry for Karen Marie Nielsdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Niels Mortensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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