Jorgan Nielsen

7 February 1779–28 September 1841 (Age 62)
Ting Jellinge, Soro, Denmark

The Life of Jorgan

When Jorgan Nielsen was born on 7 February 1779, his father, Niels Hansen, was 38 and his mother, Ingeborg Olesdatter, was 36. He married Karen Pedersdatter on 27 November 1830. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 28 September 1841, in Flakkebjerg, Sorø, Denmark, at the age of 62, and was buried in Flakkebjerg, Sorø, Denmark.

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Jorgan Nielsen
Karen Pedersdatter
Marriage: 27 November 1830
Bodil Jorgensen
Christian Jorgensen
Dorthe Jorgensdatter
Rasmus Jorgensen
Niels Jorgensen

Spouse and Children

27 November 1830


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World Events (7)

1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

Age 10

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 13

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.
1796 · Odense Teater

Age 17

Odense Teater is Denmark's second oldest theater and one of the country's three main theaters. It is where Hans Christian Andersen started as a writer and is where The Pillars of Society was first performed.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German (especially Schleswig-Holstein): patronymic from the personal name Niels, a reduced form of Nikolaus ( see Nicholas ) or Cornelius .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jorgen Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1840"
  • Jens Nielsen in entry for Dorthe, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Jorgen Nielsen in entry for Niels Jorgensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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