Niels Nielsen

4 August 1799–17 September 1872
Viskinge, Holbæk, Denmark

The Life of Niels

When Niels Nielsen was christened on 4 August 1799, in Viskinge, Holbæk, Denmark, his father, Niels Pedersen, was 29 and his mother, Anna Jeppesen, was 27. He married Birthe Jensdatter on 13 March 1854, in Viskinge, Holbæk, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Viskinge, Skippinge, Holbæk, Denmark in 1870. He died on 17 September 1872, in Rugtved, Viskinge, Holbæk, Denmark, at the age of 73, and was buried in Viskinge, Holbæk, Denmark.

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Niels Nielsen
Birthe Jensdatter
Marriage: 13 March 1854
Jens Nielsen
Jorgen Peder Nielsen
Anders Nielsen

Spouse and Children

13 March 1854
Viskinge, Holbæk, Denmark


    Jens Nielsen


    Jorgen Peder Nielsen


    Anders Nielsen


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World Events (7)

1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

The Christianso Lighthouse is one of Denmark's oldest lighthouses and the first to have a flashing light. It was built on the island of Christianso in the northern Baltic Sea.
1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn

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.
1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

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

Danish, Norwegian, and North German (especially Schleswig-Holstein): patronymic from the personal name Niels, a reduced form of Nikolaus ( see Nicholas ) or Cornelius .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nniels Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1870"
  • Niels Nielsen in entry for Jørgen Peder Nielsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Niels Nielsen in entry for Jens Nielsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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