Niels Olsen

21 October 1825–
Egebjerg, Holbæk, Denmark

The Life of Niels

When Niels Olsen was born on 21 October 1825, in Egebjerg, Holbæk, Denmark, his father, Ole Andersen, was 44 and his mother, Ane Marie Gundersen, was 33. He married Ane Margrethe Larsen on 6 October 1865, in Egebjerg, Holbæk, Denmark.

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Niels Olsen
Ane Margrethe Larsen
Marriage: 6 October 1865

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    Ane Margrethe Larsen


6 October 1865
Egebjerg, Holbæk, Denmark

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World Events (7)

1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

Age 4

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.
1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

Age 22

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.
1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

Age 34

The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.

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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Sources (3)

  • Niels Olsen in household of Niels Christian Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1840"
  • Niels Olsen in household of Ole Andersen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • Niels Olsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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