Niels Jensen

1744–6 June 1808
Viborg, Denmark

The Life of Niels

When Niels Jensen was born in 1744, in Viborg, Denmark, his father, Jens Nielsen, was 35 and his mother, Johanne Johansen, was 26. He married Mette Mogensdatter about 1776, in Viborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Niels Jensen
1744–1808
Mette Mogensdatter
1747–1810
Marriage: about 1776
Jens Nielsen
1777–
Anne Marie Nielsen
1780–
Jens Nielsen
1782–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1776
Viborg, Denmark
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

    Jens Nielsen

    Male1709–1799Male

    Female1718–Female

siblings

(2)

    Male1744–1808Male

    Mette Jensen

    Female1746–1810Female

World Events (7)

1744 · Hirschholm Palace

Age 0

Hirschholm Palace was a royal palace located in present-day Horsholm municipality just north of Copenhagen. It was one of the finest buildings of its time and became known as the Versailles of the North. It developed a bad reputation in connection with its role in the affair between Johann Friedrich Struensee and Queen Caroline Mathilda in the 1770s. After that it fell into disrepair and was demolished in 1809.
1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 18

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 32

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.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a reduced form of Johannes ( see John ). This is Denmark's most frequent surname.

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

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