Sofren Nielsen Vesten

16 January 1707–1759
Ormslev, Århus, Denmark

The Life of Sofren Nielsen

When Sofren Nielsen Vesten was christened on 16 January 1707, in Ormslev, Århus, Denmark, his father, Niels Jensen, was 46 and his mother, Anne Sofrendatter, was 33. He married Maren Pedersdatter on 5 July 1748, in Kolt, Århus, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died in 1759, in his hometown, at the age of 52.

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Family Time Line

Sofren Nielsen Vesten
Maren Pedersdatter
Marriage: 5 July 1748
Maren Sorensen

Spouse and Children

5 July 1748
Kolt, Århus, Denmark


    Maren Sorensen


Parents and Siblings

    Niels Jensen


    Anne Sofrendatter




    Anne Nielsen



    Anna Nielsdatter


    Knud Nielsen


    Johanne Nielsen


+3 More Children

World Events (5)

1713 · Royal Danish Military Academy

The Royal Danish Military Academy educated and commissioned all officers for the Royal Danish Army. The Military Academy function was initiated in 1713 by request of King Frederick IV on inspiration from the Naval Academy.

Greenland becomes Danish province.
1730 · Danish Asia Company

The Danish Asiatic Company was a trading company established to revive the dwindling Danish trade with the East Indies and China. It was taken over by the Danish government in 1772 and continued to run until around 1843.

Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch westen, German Westen ‘west’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived to the west of a settlement, or regional name for one who had migrated from further west. The Jewish name may also be of ornamental origin.

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

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