Niels Pedersen

Brief Life History of Niels

When Niels Pedersen was christened on 25 September 1757, in Gamtofte, Assens, Denmark, his father, Peder Nielsen, was 44 and his mother, Karen Laursdatter, was 32. He married Anne Hansdatter on 29 December 1800, in Assens, Båg, Odense, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 13 October 1836, in Assens, Båg, Odense, Denmark, at the age of 79, and was buried in Assens, Båg, Odense, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Niels Pedersen
1757–1836
Anne Hansdatter
1772–1848
Marriage: 29 December 1800
Peder Nielsen
1801–1809
Hans Nielsen
1804–1887
Karen Marie Nielsen
1806–1832
Peder Nielsen
1810–1873
Anders Nielsen
1815–1818

Sources (17)

  • Niels Pedersen, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • death and burial record of Niels Pedersen
  • Niels Pedersen in entry for Peter Nielsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

World Events (8)

1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

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

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.

1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

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.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Niels, Bjorn, Knud, Nils, Anders, Jorgen, Egil, Einer, Knut, Peer.

Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Peder (see Peter ). This surname is also found in northern Germany. Compare Petersen 2 and Peterson 1.

English: variant of Peterson .

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

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