Niels Nielsen

Brief Life History of Niels

When Niels Nielsen was born on 15 April 1816, in Haverup, Pedersborg, Alsted, Sorø, Denmark, his father, Thomas Jensen, was 16 and his mother, Johanna Christiansdatter, was 18. He married Ingeborg Sophia Hansen on 26 February 1847, in Munke Bjergby, Alsted, Sorø, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He immigrated to Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1866 and lived in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1870 and Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 10 March 1893, in Cleveland, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Niels Nielsen
Bodild Rasmussen
Marriage: 19 May 1881
Edgar Odland Nielson
Luby Patrina Nelson
Hyrum Rasmus Nelson
Clara Luan Nielsen
Mary Bodell Nielsen
Carrie Nelsina Nelson

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  • Niels Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
  • Birth Record - Early Church Information File
  • Utah, U.S., Select County Marriages, 1887-1937

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World Events (8)

1818 · Danmarks Nationalbank

Danmarks Nationalbank is the central bank of the Kingdom of Denmark and serves as an independent and credible institution that issues the krone, the Danish currency. The bank undertakes all functions related to the management of the Danish central-government debt.

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Jorgen, Knud, Lars, Nels, Bent, Borge, Holger, Ove, Einer, Oluf.

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Niels, a shortened form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas ). Compare Nielson , Neilsen , Nelsen , Nilsen , and Nilson .

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

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Niels Hans Nielson

Niels Hans Nielsen By Alice Neeley Mucur & Cloe Peterson Niels Hans Nielson was born March 12, 1816 to Niels Hansen and Maren Christensen in Denmark. Niels father was Niels Hansen was a rich landowne …

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