Niels Rasmussen

2 November 1823–9 February 1894 (Age 70)
Hårby, Assens, Denmark

The Life Summary of Niels

When Niels Rasmussen was born on 2 November 1823, in Hårby, Assens, Denmark, his father, Rasmus Rasmussen, was 25 and his mother, Mette Nielsdatter, was 30. He married Ellen Magreta Jensen on 5 June 1862, in Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Hårby, Hårby, Båg, Odense, Denmark in 1845 and Helnæs, Båg, Odense, Denmark for about 5 years. He registered for military service in 1865. In 1880, at the age of 57, his occupation is listed as farmer in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States. He died on 9 February 1894, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

Photos and Memories (4)

Do you know Niels? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Niels Rasmussen
Ellen Magreta Jensen
Marriage: 5 June 1862
Metta Christena Rasmussen
Mary Rasmussen
Niels Rasmussen
Patrea Elnora Rasmussen
Anthomina Rasmusen
Andrew Rasmussen
Josephine Ann Rasmussen
Caroline Rasmussen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 June 1862Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States
  • Children


    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 4
    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.
    Age 23
    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, Nels, Lars, Jorgen, Niels, Bent, Holger, Thor, Borge, Knute, Per, Alf.Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Rasmus .

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

    Possible Related Names


    Story Highlight

    Neil’s Rasmussen record of Wagon Company

    Neil’s Rasmussen and his wife Ellen Margareta Jensen on the wagon company list under Madsen Wagon Company coming westward with the Saints.

    Sources (37)

    • Niels Rasmussen in household of Rasmus Rasmussen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
    • Niels in entry for Niels F. Madsen and Caroline Rasmussen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Niels Rasmusen in entry for Christena Noef, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.