Niels Jørgensen Garff

20 January 1811–August 1857 (Age 46)
Hjembæk, Holbæk, Denmark

The Life Summary of Niels Jørgensen

When Niels Jørgensen Garff was born on 20 January 1811, in Hjembæk, Holbæk, Denmark, his father, Jørgen Nielsen Garff, was 35 and his mother, Maren Olesdatter, was 26. He married Marie Jacobsen on 4 November 1842, in Særslev, Skippinge, Holbæk, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1857 and lived in Hjembæk, Tuse, Holbæk, Denmark for about 6 years and Bregninge, Skippinge, Holbæk, Denmark for about 10 years. He died in August 1857, in Laramie, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Laramie, Albany, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

Niels Jørgensen Garff
Marie Jacobsen
Marriage: 4 November 1842
Peter Niels Garff
Joseph Garff
Jorgen Frederik Nielsen Garff
Inger Katrine Nielsen Garff
Jorgen Frederik Nielsen GARFF
Christian Nielsen Garff
Lauritz Nielsen Garff
Niels Garff
Josephine Patrine Garff
Decan Westmoreland Garff

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 November 1842Særslev, Skippinge, Holbæk, Denmark
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital
    Age 1
    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
    Age 3
    Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 14
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Scharf or Scharff . Compare Sharff .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Dorius History translated by John Dorius and rewritten by L.S.Dorius

    Nicoli Dorius My Grandfather Nicoli Dorius was born September 21, 1804, at Caphag, a small village some distance from Copenhagen, Denmark. Father describes Denmark as being a beautiful country with …

    Sources (40)

    • Niels Graff, "Denmark Census, 1845"
    • Niels Garff in entry for Peter Neils Garff, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Niels Garff in household of Jorgen Garff, "Denmark Census, 1840"

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