Niels Olesen

30 December 1768–8 April 1837 (Age 68)
Thisted, Denmark

The Life of Niels

When Niels Olesen was born on 30 December 1768, in Thisted, Denmark, his father, Ole Christensen, was 34 and his mother, Hedevig Nielsdatter, was 27. He married Maren Bertelsdatter on 29 August 1798, in Hørdum, Thisted, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Hørdum, Hassing, Thisted, Denmark in 1834. He died on 8 April 1837, in Thisted, Denmark, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Niels Olesen
Maren Bertelsdatter
Marriage: 29 August 1798
Jens Olsen
Jens Nielsen
Helvig Nielsdatter
Jens Nielsdatter
Christen Nielsen

Spouse and Children

29 August 1798
Hørdum, Thisted, Denmark


Parents and Siblings



    Johan Olesen




    Christen Olesen


    Christen Olesen


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World Events (6)

1776 · Kongens Klub

Age 8

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

Age 21

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 24

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.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: variant of Olsen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Niels Oelsen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • Niels Olsen in entry for Christen Neilsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Niels Olsen in entry for Jens Nielsdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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