Jens Nielsen

Brief Life History of Jens

When Jens Nielsen was born on 25 April 1784, in Svebølle, Avnsø, Skippinge, Holbæk, Denmark, his father, Niels Jensen, was 39 and his mother, Gyde Andersdatter, was 26. He married Mette Larsdatter on 21 February 1818, in Avnsø, Kalundborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 14 August 1822, in Ringholm, Avnsø, Skippinge, Holbæk, Denmark, at the age of 38, and was buried in Ringholm, Avnsø, Skippinge, Holbæk, Denmark.

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Jens Nielsen
Mette Larsdatter
Marriage: 21 February 1818
Lars Jensen

Sources (16)

  • 1787 Denmark Census: Niels Jensen family, Svebolle
  • 1818 Jens Nielsen, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • 1822 Death and Burial, Jens Nielsen, Ringholm, Avnso, Holbaek, Denmark, Church Records, 1484-1941; pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-33492-4173-93

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World Events (6)

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.

1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis

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.

1796 · Odense Teater

Odense Teater is Denmark's second oldest theater and one of the country's three main theaters. It is where Hans Christian Andersen started as a writer and is where The Pillars of Society was first performed.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Jorgen, Knud, Lars, Nels, Bent, Borge, Holger, Ove, Einer, Oluf.

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Niels, a shortened form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas ). Compare Nielson , Neilsen , Nelsen , Nilsen , and Nilson .

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

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