Cornelius Nielsen

January 1810–
Onsøy Kirke, Onsøy, Østfold, Norway

The Life of Cornelius

When Cornelius Nielsen was born in January 1810, in Onsøy Kirke, Onsøy, Østfold, Norway, his father, Niels Jonsen, was 49 and his mother, Elen Andersdatter, was 41. He married Anne Maria Hansdatter on 27 February 1839, in Onsøy Kirke, Onsøy, Østfold, Norway. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters.

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Cornelius Nielsen
Anne Maria Hansdatter
Marriage: 27 February 1839
Andrea Helene Corneliusdatter
Netta Sophie Corneliusdatter
Niels Corneliusen
Caroline Corneliusdatter
Olava Corneliusdatter
Juliane Corneliusdatter

Spouse and Children

27 February 1839
Onsøy Kirke, Onsøy, Østfold, Norway


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1810 · Vaccinations

Age 0

Royal order issued by the King of Norway and Denmark in 1810 required everyone to have a certificate of smallpox vaccination. This was also recorded in the Church records. 33
1810 · Ole Bull

Age 0

Eminent Norwegian violinist and composer. Renown Norwegian violinist and composer who toured multiple times in the US. Family friend with Edvard Grieg.
1843 · Edvard Grieg

Age 33

Birth year of renown musical composer and pianist. Born in Bergen, Norway. Musical composer and pianist whose music is known worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions brought the music of Norway to develop a national identity,

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German (especially Schleswig-Holstein): patronymic from the personal name Niels, a reduced form of Nikolaus ( see Nicholas ) or Cornelius .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cornelius Nielsen in entry for Juliane Corneliasdr, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Cornelius Nielsen in entry for Olava Corneliusdr, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Cornelius Nielsen in entry for Caroline Corneliusdr, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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