Mads Nielsen

1781–1855 (Age 74)
Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Mads

When Mads Nielsen was born in 1781, in Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Niels Christensen, was 53 and his mother, Else Madsdatter, was 45. He married Johanne Jorgensdatter on 14 October 1825, in Tranum, Hjørring, Denmark. He lived in Hesselager, Gudme, Svendborg, Denmark for about 20 years. He died on 4 February 1855, in Tranum, Hjørring, Denmark, at the age of 74.

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Mads Nielsen
Johanne Jorgensdatter
Marriage: 14 October 1825

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  • Johanne Jorgensdatter


14 October 1825
Tranum, Hjørring, Denmark

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World Events (7)

1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

Age 8

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.
1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis

Age 11

Det Classenske Fideicommis is a Danish charitable foundation formed by the industrialist Major General Johan Frederik Classen after he left behind his wealth and possessions in his will to help alleviate poverty and misery to those in the country. Today, it grants around 2 million kroner annually to those in need.
1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

Age 24

The Christianso Lighthouse is one of Denmark's oldest lighthouses and the first to have a flashing light. It was built on the island of Christianso in the northern Baltic Sea.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Mads Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1855"
  • Mads Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
  • Mads Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1845"

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