Niels Bertelsen

Male2 October 1687–3 June 1754

Brief Life History of Niels

When Niels Bertelsen was born on 2 October 1687, in Krogholm, Vrejlev, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Bertel Nielsen, was 45 and his mother, Maren Maartensdatter, was 37. He married Kirsten Thomasdatter on 6 June 1717, in Vrejlev, Børglum, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 3 June 1754, in Vrejlev, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark, at the age of 66, and was buried in Vrejlev, Børglum, Denmark.

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Niels Bertelsen
Kirsten Thomasdatter
Marriage: 6 June 1717
Anders Nielsen
Karen Nielsdatter
Maren Nielsdatter
Karen Nielsdatter
Berthel Nielsen
Christen Nielsen

Sources (8)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Niels Bertelsen - Church record: birth: 1687; Vrejlev, Hjorring, Denmark
  • Niels Berthelsen, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Niels Berthelsen in entry for Anders Nielsen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 June 1717Vrejlev, Børglum, Denmark
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (6)

    1701 · Oldest Naval Academy in the World

    Age 14

    The Royal Danish Naval Academy was established in 1701 to educate then commission all officers into the Royal Danish Navy. It is the oldest, still-existing, officers' academy in the world.

    1713 · Royal Danish Military Academy

    Age 26

    The Royal Danish Military Academy educated and commissioned all officers for the Royal Danish Army. The Military Academy function was initiated in 1713 by request of King Frederick IV on inspiration from the Naval Academy.


    Age 42

    Greenland becomes Danish province.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Bertel, Iver, Niels, Nils, Sven, Viggo.

    Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Bertel, a pet form of Berthold . Compare Bartelson and Bertelson .

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

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