Niels Jensen Plum

1781–10 October 1845 (Age 64)
Åker, Bornholm, Denmark

The Life of Niels

When Niels Jensen Plum was born in 1781, in Åker, Bornholm, Denmark, his father, Jens Nielsen Plum, was 31 and his mother, Birte Jensen, was 32. He married Karen Kirstin Jensdatter on 15 March 1811. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Vester Marie, Vestermarie, Bornholm, Denmark for about 11 years. He died on 10 October 1845, in Vester Marie, Bornholm, Denmark, at the age of 64, and was buried in Vester Marie, Bornholm, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Niels Jensen Plum
Margrethe Davidsdatter
Marriage: 30 October 1813
Karen Kirsten Nielsdatter Plum
Jens Nielsen Plum
Karen Christine Nielsdatter Plum
Jens Peter Nielsen Plum
Peder Nielsen Plum
Niels Peter Nielsen Plum

Spouse and Children


    Margrethe Davidsdatter


30 October 1813
Åkirkeby, Bornholm, Denmark


    Karen Kirsten Nielsdatter Plum


    Jens Nielsen Plum


    Karen Christine Nielsdatter Plum


    Jens Peter Nielsen Plum


    Peder Nielsen Plum


+1 More Child

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World Events (6)

1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

Age 8

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 11

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.
1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a reduced form of Johannes ( see John ). This is Denmark's most frequent surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Niels Jensen Plum, "Denmark Census, 1845"
  • Niels Jensen Plum, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • Niels Plum in entry for Karen Christine Nielsdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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