When Niels Christensen was born on 15 November 1795, in Asferg, Asferg, Dronningborg, Denmark, his father, Christen Pedersen, was 29 and his mother, Karen Christensdatter, was 30. He married Anna Nielsen on 6 December 1825, in Galten, Dronningborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Nørre Galten, Galten, Randers, Denmark for about 16 years and Mols, Randers, Denmark in 1860. He died on 24 November 1883, in Gassum, Dronningborg, Denmark, at the age of 88, and was buried in Gassum, Dronningborg, Denmark.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Bent, Anders, Thor, Jorgen, Nils, Einer, Viggo, Folmer.
Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen . In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the especially Danish and Norwegian variant Kristensen . Compare Christenson and Christianson .