Jens Nielsen

Lynge, Sorø, Denmark

The Life of Jens

Jens Nielsen was born in Lynge, Sorø, Denmark. He married Maren Thomasdr on 2 July 1766. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died in 1811, in his hometown.

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Jens Nielsen
Maren Thomasdr
Marriage: 2 July 1766
Karen Jensen
Anna Jensen

Spouse and Children

2 July 1766


World Events (8)

1701 · Oldest Naval Academy in the World

The Royal Danish Naval Academy was established in 1701 to educate then commission all officers into the Royal Danish Navy. It is the oldest, still-existing, officers' academy in the world.
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.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German (especially Schleswig-Holstein): patronymic from the personal name Niels, a reduced form of Nikolaus ( see Nicholas ) or Cornelius .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jens Nielsen, 'Geni World Family Tree' on MyHeritage
  • Jens Nielsen, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Jens Nielsen in entry for Karen Jensen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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