Maren Nielsen

May 1742–
Brandsby, Hjadstrup, Lunde, Odense, Denmark

The Life of Maren

When Maren Nielsen was born in May 1742, in Brandsby, Hjadstrup, Lunde, Odense, Denmark, her father, Niels Simonsen, was 26 and her mother, Maren Clausdatter, was 27.

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Family Time Line

Niels Simonsen
1716–1772
Maren Clausdatter
1714–1751
Maren Nielsen
1742–
Claus Nielsen
1744–
Simon Nielsen
1746–1747
Catharina Nielsen
1748–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1744 · Hirschholm Palace

Age 2

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 20

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 34

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 (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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  • Maren Nielsen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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