Petrea Nielsen

Female13 December 1885–

Brief Life History of Petrea

When Petrea Nielsen was born on 13 December 1885, her father, Mikkel Nielsen, was 36 and her mother, Marie Magdalene Torstensen, was 35. She lived in Flade, Morsø Nørre, Thisted, Denmark for about 16 years and Flade, Dueholm, Denmark in 1916.

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Poul Kr Nilsen
Petrea Nielsen

Sources (6)

  • Petrea Nielsen in household of Mikkel Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1890"
  • Petrea, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Petrea Nielsen in household of Mikkel Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1901"

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World Events (7)


Age 29

World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.


Age 32

The United States take possession of the Virgin Islands. The islands are purchased from Denmark for $25 million the year before.


Age 54

Denmark signs 10-year non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Jorgen, Knud, Lars, Nels, Bent, Borge, Holger, Ove, Einer, Oluf.

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Niels, a shortened form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas ). Compare Nielson , Neilsen , Nelsen , Nilsen , and Nilson .

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

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