Niels Jensen

Brief Life History of Niels

When Niels Jensen was born on 31 January 1848, in Højslev, Hald, Denmark, his father, Jens Mathias Nielsen, was 45 and his mother, Helene Nielsdatter, was 41. He lived in Højslev, Fjends, Viborg, Denmark in 1860.

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Jens Mathias Nielsen
Helene Nielsdatter
Niels Severin Jensen
Jens Christen Jensen
Marie Jensdatter
Ane Kirstine Jensdatter
Soren Jensen
Kirsten Marie Jensen
Jens Thybo Jensen
Otto Jensen
Soren Peder Jensen
Carl Jensen
Niels Jensen

Sources (10)

  • Niels Jensen in household of Jens Mathias Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Niels Jensen - birth: 31 January 1848; Hojslev, Viborg, Denmark
  • Niels Jensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

World Events (6)


Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy. A two-chamber parliament is established.

1850 · Translation of the Book of Mormon into Danish

Erastus Snow and Peter Hansen translated the Book of Mormon into Danish after six months of being in the country. This translation was the first full translation of the Book of Mormon into another language, after English.


World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

Name Meaning

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

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a shortened form of Johannes (see John ). This is the most frequent surname in Denmark. In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variant Jenssen . Compare Jenson 2 and Johnson .

English: variant of Jennison .

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

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