Rasmus Nielsen

11 April 1796–after 1860 (Age 63)
Albæk, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Rasmus

When Rasmus Nielsen was born on 11 April 1796, in Albæk, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Niels Nielsen, was 20 and his mother, Bodil Rasmusdatter, was 25. He married Helena Jensdatter on 5 November 1824, in Albæk, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Albæk, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark for about 15 years and Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark in 1860. He died after 1860, at the age of 65.

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Rasmus Nielsen
Helena Jensdatter
Marriage: 5 November 1824
Zidsel Rasmussen
Jens Rasmusen
Bodil Rasmusdatter
Else Marie Rasmusdatter
Ane Johanne Rasmusdatter
Niels Peter Rasmussen
Sidsel Rasmussen
Jens Peter Rasmussen

Spouse and Children

5 November 1824
Albæk, Hjørring, Denmark


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World Events (7)

1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

Age 9

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 12

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.

Age 18

Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.

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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Sources (3)

  • Rasmus Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
  • Rasmus Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1845"
  • Rasmus Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1850"

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