Nicholas Christian Nissen

15 April 1852–27 October 1925 (Age 73)
Tønder, Denmark

The Life of Nicholas Christian

Nicholas Christian Nissen was born on 15 April 1852, in Tønder, Denmark as the son of Peter C Nissen and Anna Gertsen. He married Christina Prinz on 31 December 1880, in Kankakee, Kankakee, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 daughters. He died on 27 October 1925, in Yutan, Saunders, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Hollst-Lawn Cemetery, Yutan, Saunders, Nebraska, United States.

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Nicholas Christian Nissen
Christina Prinz
Marriage: 31 December 1880
Elizabeth Catherine Helena Nissen
Anna Nissen
Elsie Elise Nissen
Laura J Nissen
Helen C Nissen
Bertha Viola Nissen

Spouse and Children

31 December 1880
Kankakee, Kankakee, Illinois, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Peter C Nissen


    Anna Gertsen




World Events (8)

1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

Age 7

The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 20

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Nisn, from Hebrew nisan, the Jewish month during which Passover takes place, originally given to boys born in that month. Compare Oder and Nissan .2 German and Danish: patronymic from the Scandinavian personal name Nis, variant of Nils ( see Nicholas ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Christian Nissen, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Chris Nissen in entry for E A Hedlund and Bertha Viola Magnusson, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"
  • Christian Nissen in entry for Nissen, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"

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