Niels Christian Petersen

30 May 1853–
Sønderhå, Thisted, Denmark

The Life of Niels Christian

When Niels Christian Petersen was born on 30 May 1853, in Sønderhå, Thisted, Denmark, his father, Jens Peter Christophersen, was 32 and his mother, Ane Cathrine Olesdatter, was 30. He lived in Sønderhå, Hassing, Thisted, Denmark in 1870.

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Family Time Line

Jens Peter Christophersen
Ane Cathrine Olesdatter
Sidsel Marie Petersen
Mariane Petersen
Niels Christian Petersen
Ole Gyrup Petersen Vestergaard
Karen Marie Petersen
Christoffer Petersen

Parents and Siblings

    Jens Peter Christophersen


    Ane Cathrine Olesdatter




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World Events (6)

1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

Age 6

The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.
1859 · Copenhagen Zoo

Age 6

The Copenhagen Zoo was founded in 1859 and is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. It was founded by a ornithologist named Niels Kjaebolling and the first animals that were at the opening were eagles, chickens, ducks, owls, rabbits, a fox, a seal and a turtle. The oldest building still is in use as a stable for the yak exibit. It is open everyday from 9:00am to 8:00pm (20:00).

Age 61

World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from Peter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Niels Christian Petersen in household of Jens Peter Christophersen, "Denmark Census, 1870"
  • Niels Christian Petersen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Niels Christian Petersen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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