Niels Andersen

1797–
Nykjobing,Maribo,Denmark

The Life of Niels

When Niels Andersen was born on 10 September 1797, his father, Anders Neilsen Romer, was 42 and his mother, Kirsten Marie Rasmussen, was 32. He lived in Gedsted, Rinds, Viborg, Denmark for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Anders Neilsen Romer
1755–
Kirsten Marie Rasmussen
1765–
Anna Andersen
1792–
Niels Andersen
1797–
Lars Anderson Romer
1800–
Karen Romer
1810–

Parents & Siblings

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World Events (8)

1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

Age 8

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.
1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn

Age 11

Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn, The Cross of Honour of the Order of the Dannebrog, is an award connected to the Danish Order of the Dannebrog. The cross was instituted by King Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway on June 28, 1808 and was named Dannebrogsmendenes Haederstegn until 1952. The award is given to any Dane who has provided a service to Denmark through a noble deed. The cross is considered an additional recognition if awarded to someone who is already a holder of the Order.
1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

Age 32

Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Niels Andersen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
  • Niels Andersen, "Denmark Census, 1870"
  • Niels Andersen in entry for Inger Kierstine Nielsdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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