Niels Christensen

1761–18 March 1855 (Age 94)
Skallerup, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Niels

When Niels Christensen was born in 1761, in Skallerup, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Christen Pedersen, was 53 and his mother, Kirsten Andersdatter, was 43. He married Anne Margrethe Andersdatter on 8 February 1801, in Astrup, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Ugilt, Vennebjerg, Hjørring, Denmark in 1834. He died on 18 March 1855, in Ugilt, Hjørring, Denmark, at the age of 94, and was buried in Ugilt, Hjørring, Denmark.

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Niels Christensen
Anne Margrethe Andersdatter
Marriage: 8 February 1801
Ingeborg Kristine Nielsen
Ane Johanne Nielsdatter
Birgithe Marie Nielsdatter
Christiane Nielsen
Anders Christian Nielsen Skjersede
Dorthea Marie Nielson
Rebecca Nielsen
Ansine Nielsen
Kristian Nielsen
Christence Nielsen
Jens Christian Nielsen
Carl Christian Nielsen
Johanne Cathrine Nielsdatter

Spouse and Children

8 February 1801
Astrup, Hjørring, Denmark


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World Events (8)

1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 1

The Old City Hall was built in 1762 and served as the city hall until 1912. the Hall was modelled after the City Hall that was destroyed in the Copenhagen Fire in 1795. Today the building is used only for ceremonial and representative purposes.
1776 · Kongens Klub

Age 15

The club was founded in 1776 by former members of Drejer's Club. It was initially known as Fich's Club. The latter name was a reference to Gottlieb Schreck who had purchased the House in 1775. He had adapted the interior to be used by the club. The club initially had 25 members but in 1778 the number of members had grown to 80. On 16 November 1782, the club was granted permission to use the name Kongens Klub (Royal Club). The club soon became a meeting place for members of the higher middle class.
1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

Age 28

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.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Niels Christensen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • Niels Christens in entry for Christen Nielsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Niels Knudsen in entry for Johanne Cathrine Nielsdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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