Kjeld Laurits Michelsen

17 January 1845–11 November 1893 (Age 48)
Tise, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Kjeld Laurits

When Kjeld Laurits Michelsen was born on 17 January 1845, in Tise, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Mikkel Nielsen, was 35 and his mother, Kirstine Kjeldsdotter, was 25. He married Maren Kirsten Jensdatter in 1870. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Tise, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark for about 5 years and Monroe Township, Shelby, Iowa, United States in 1880. He died on 11 November 1893, at the age of 48, and was buried in Boyd, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Kjeld Laurits Michelsen
1845–1893
Maren Kirsten Jensdatter
1845–1917
Marriage: 1870
Christina Carrie Mikkelsen
1873–1953
Michael Mikkelsen
1875–1956
Lars Mikkelsen
1878–1880
Carrie Maren Mikkelsen
1880–
Mary B Mikkelsen
1880–1961
Laura Christina Mikkelsen
1883–1961
Christian Sorn Mikkelson
1886–1944
Anna Mikkelsen
1889–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1870
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1846

Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846

Age 1

Iowa is the 29th state.
1863

Age 18

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

North German, Dutch, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Michel ( see Michael ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • K L Mikkson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Kjeld Laurits Michelsen in household of Michel Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1855"
  • Lauritz Michelsen in household of Michel Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1850"

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