Niels Henrik Borresen

Brief Life History of Niels Henrik

When Niels Henrik Borresen was born on 2 August 1826, in Skovhuse, Øster Egesborg, Præstø, Denmark, his father, Peder Christian Borresen, was 45 and his mother, Maren Kristine Jorgensdatter, was 44. He married Johanne Marie Nielsen on 31 October 1851, in Holmens, Copenhagen, København, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Allerslev, Bårse, Præstø, Denmark in 1845 and Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1905. He died on 9 March 1916, in Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Spring City Cemetery, Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Niels Henrik Borresen
Anne Matilda Andersen
Marriage: 12 March 1902
Hyrum Niels Borresen
Niels Borreson
Annie Matilda Elizabeth Borresen
Philip Christian Borresen
Mary Berdina Borresen
Ernest Delos Borresen

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  • Niels Hendrik Børresen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • BIRTH & CHRISTENING: Niels Henrik, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • MARRIAGE: Niels Henrik Børresen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

World Events (8)

1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

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.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


Historical Boundaries: 1850: Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Sanpete, Utah, United States

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Thor, Anders, Erik, Jarl, Lars, Lasse, Sven.

Norwegian and Danish (Børresen): patronymic from Børre, from the Old Norse personal name Byrgir.

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

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Johanne Marie Voht Nielsen

Nielsen, Johanne Marie (Borreson) Johanne Marie Nielsen Borreson By Great Granddaughter Norma Hadlock Johanne Marie Nielsen was born November 19, 1823, in Copenhagen, Denmark. She was the daughter …

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