Niels Jensen

Brief Life History of Niels

When Niels Jensen was born on 12 November 1752, in Særslev, Kalundborg, Denmark, his father, Jens Nielsen, was 46 and his mother, Kirsten Nielsdatter, was 36. He married Karen Olsen on 6 August 1775, in Særslev, Kalundborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 3 September 1828, in his hometown, at the age of 75, and was buried in Særslev, Kalundborg, Denmark.

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Niels Jensen
Karen Olsen
Marriage: 6 August 1775
Jens Nielsen
Hans Nielsen
Marie Nielsen
Marie Nielsen
Ane Kirstine Nielsdatter
Jacob Nielsen
Jens Nielsen
Søren Nielsen
Ole Nielsen
Jens Nielsen

Sources (15)

  • Niels Jensen, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Niels Jensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Niels Jensen, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"

World Events (7)

1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

The Old City Hall was built in 1762 and served as the city hall until 1912. the Hall was modelled after the City Hall that was destroyed in the Copenhagen Fire in 1795. Today the building is used only for ceremonial and representative purposes.

1776 · Kongens Klub

The club was founded in 1776 by former members of Drejer's Club. It was initially known as Fich's Club. The latter name was a reference to Gottlieb Schreck who had purchased the House in 1775. He had adapted the interior to be used by the club. The club initially had 25 members but in 1778 the number of members had grown to 80. On 16 November 1782, the club was granted permission to use the name Kongens Klub (Royal Club). The club soon became a meeting place for members of the higher middle class.

1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

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.

Name Meaning

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

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a shortened form of Johannes (see John ). This is the most frequent surname in Denmark. In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variant Jenssen . Compare Jenson 2 and Johnson .

English: variant of Jennison .

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

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