Niels Rasmussen

Brief Life History of Niels

When Niels Rasmussen was born in 1799, in Særslev, Skovby, Odense, Denmark, his father, Rasmus Hansen, was 24 and his mother, Maren Nielsdatter, was 35.

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Family Time Line

Rasmus Hansen
1775–1854
Maren Nielsdatter
1764–1840
Jeppe Rasmusen
1795–
Ane Kirstine Rasmussen
1797–
Niels Rasmussen
1799–
Hans Rasmussen
1802–
Henrik Rasmussen
1806–1863
Anders Rasmussen
1808–1885

Sources (3)

  • 1801 Denmark Census
  • Denmark Parish Birth Record
  • Niels Rasmussen, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"

World Events (7)

1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

The Christianso Lighthouse is one of Denmark's oldest lighthouses and the first to have a flashing light. It was built on the island of Christianso in the northern Baltic Sea.

1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn

Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn, The Cross of Honour of the Order of the Dannebrog, is an award connected to the Danish Order of the Dannebrog. The cross was instituted by King Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway on June 28, 1808 and was named Dannebrogsmendenes Haederstegn until 1952. The award is given to any Dane who has provided a service to Denmark through a noble deed. The cross is considered an additional recognition if awarded to someone who is already a holder of the Order.

1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Lars, Jorgen, Niels, Bent, Holger, Thor, Borge, Knute, Per, Alf.

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Rasmus .

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

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