Niels Christian Christiansen

Male4 October 1817–26 January 1899

Brief Life History of Niels Christian

When Niels Christian Christiansen was born on 4 October 1817, in Dølby, Skivehus, Denmark, his father, Christian Christensen, was 27 and his mother, Anne Maria Christensdatter, was 33. He married Catherine Frederiksdatter on 25 October 1845, in Skive, Skivehus, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Skive, Hindborg, Viborg, Denmark in 1845 and Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States for about 10 years. In 1880, at the age of 63, his occupation is listed as farmer in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States. He died on 26 January 1899, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Niels Christian Christiansen
Catherine Frederiksdatter
Marriage: 25 October 1845
Anna Marie Christiansen
Dorothy Marie Christiansen
Christian Christiansen
Christine Christiansen
Joseph Nels Christiansen
Ephraim Christiansen
Emma Christianson
Hannah Christiansen
Katherine Christiansen

Sources (71)

  • Nels C Christian, "United States Census, 1860"
  • C. Niels Christiansen in entry for Catherine Christiansen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • N C Christiansen, "United States Census, 1880"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 October 1845Skive, Skivehus, Denmark
  • Children (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 2

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 


    Age 12

    Historical Boundaries: 1829: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1834: Michigan Territory, United States 1834: Des Moines, Michigan Territory, United States 1836: Des Moines, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1836: Lee, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1838: Lee, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Lee, Iowa, United States


    Age 25

    Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1852: Green River, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Wyoming Territory, United States 1869: Uinta, Wyoming Territory, United States 1890: Unita, Wyoming, United States

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Nels, Holger, Bent, Carsten, Lars, Per, Sven, Ejner, Johan, Jorgen.

    Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christian . In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the Norwegian and Danish variant Kristiansen .

    Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, or North German patronymic Christensen , a cognate of 1 above. Compare Christianson .

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

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    Story Highlight

    History of Niels Christian Christiansen by Catherine T. Anderson (Grand-daughter)

    Niels Christian Christiansen was born in Trustrup Dolby, Denmark on 4 October, 1817. As a young man he learned the trade of a mason. It was the custom in Denmark at that time for young men early in …

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