Niels Poulsen

17 June 1856–
Gesing, Skærbæk, Tønder, Denmark

The Life of Niels

When Niels Poulsen was born on 17 June 1856, in Gesing, Skærbæk, Tønder, Denmark, his father, Poul (Paul) Nielsen, was 24 and his mother, Ane Truesen, was 23. He married Pouline Hansine Jeppesen on 17 September 1886. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Ørsted, Rougsø, Randers, Denmark for about 65 years.

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Family Time Line

Niels Poulsen
Pouline Hansine Jeppesen
Marriage: 17 September 1886
Knud Poulsen
Anders Poulsen
Jensmine Poulsen
Helga Marie Poulsen
Christine Laurine Poulsen
Juliane Poulsen
Pouline Poulsen

Spouse and Children

17 September 1886



    Anders Poulsen


    Jensmine Poulsen



    Christine Laurine Poulsen


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (7)

1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

Age 3

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 3

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 58

World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Poul ( see Paul ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Niels Paulsen, "Denmark Census, 1925"
  • Niels Poulsen, "Denmark Census, 1890"
  • Niels Poulsen in household of Poul Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1860"

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