Niels Christensen

1807–1883 (Age 75)
Prejlerup, Grevinge, Ods, Holbæk, Denmark

The Life of Niels

When Niels Christensen was born on 22 December 1807, in Prejlerup, Grevinge, Ods, Holbæk, Denmark, his father, Christen Hendrichsen, was 47 and his mother, Kirsten Andersdatter, was 34. He married Sidse Marie Johansdatter on 12 November 1831, in Gierslev, Holbæk, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Grevinge, Ods, Holbæk, Denmark in 1834 and Finderup, Løve, Holbæk, Denmark for about 10 years. He died on 7 April 1883, in Mink Creek, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Mink Creek, Bannock, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Niels Christensen
Sidse Marie Johansdatter
Marriage: 12 November 1831
Maren Sophie Nielsdatter
Christian Nielsen
Mette Kirstine Nielsen

Spouse & Children

12 November 1831
Gierslev, Holbæk, Denmark


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn

Age 1

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.
1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen .

Possible Related Names

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

Story Highlight

Story of Niels Christensen

NELS CHRISTENSEN — Written by Joe and Ezra Christensen — Nels Christensen [son of Hans Peter Christensen, grandfather to Joe Christensen and his brother, Ezra] was born in Halbakandt, Denmark, Dec …

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Sources (3)

  • Niels Andersen in household of Kirsten Andersdtr, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • Niels Christensen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
  • Niels Christensen, "Denmark Census, 1860"

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