Niels Jacobsen

12 April 1744–4 April 1829
Farsø, Ålborg, Denmark

The Life of Niels

When Niels Jacobsen was christened on 12 April 1744, in Farsø, Ålborg, Denmark, his father, Jacob Christensen Skraeder, was 50 and his mother, Anne Andersdatter, was 50. He married Anne Poulsdatter on 10 July 1768, in Øster Bølle, Viborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 4 April 1829, in his hometown, at the age of 84, and was buried in Farsø, Ålborg, Denmark.

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Niels Jacobsen
Anne Poulsdatter
Marriage: 10 July 1768
Kirsten Nielsen
Anne Kirstine Nielsdatter
Else Nielsdatter
Jacob Nielsen
Jacob Nielsen
Poul Nielsen
Poul Nielsen
Jacob Nielsen
Christen Nielsen
Karen Nielsdatter

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10 July 1768
Øster Bølle, Viborg, Denmark


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World Events (6)

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

Dutch, Danish, North German, and Norwegian: patronymic from Jacob .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Niels Jacobsen in entry for Karen, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Niels Jacobsen in entry for Laust, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Niels Jacobsen in entry for Laurs, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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