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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Family Time Line

Jens Mathias Nielsen
1802–1878
Helene Nielsdatter
1806–1868
Niels Severin Jensen
1823–1874
Jens Christen Jensen
1825–
Marie Jensdatter
1828–1893
Ane Kirstine Jensdatter
1831–1899
Soren Jensen
1833–
Kirsten Marie Jensen
1836–
Jens Thybo Jensen
1839–1883
Otto Jensen
1842–
Soren Peder Jensen
1843–
Carl Jensen
1845–
Niels Jensen
1848–

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)

1849

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.

1914

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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