Peder Christian Nielsen

21 April 1823–6 August 1879 (Age 56)
Sædinge, Maribo, Denmark

The Life Summary of Peder Christian

When Peder Christian Nielsen was born on 21 April 1823, in Sædinge, Maribo, Denmark, his father, Niels Nielsen, was 39 and his mother, Ane Margrethe Hansen, was 40. He married Magdalene Rasmussen on 28 December 1844, in Skørringe, Maribo, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1866 and lived in Skørringe, Fuglse, Maribo, Denmark in 1850 and Nebbelunde, Fuglse, Maribo, Denmark in 1855. He died on 6 August 1879, in Holladay, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peder Christian Nielsen
Magdalene Rasmussen
Marriage: 28 December 1844
Niels Peter Nielsen
Anne Nielsen
Petra Susanne Christiane Nielsen
Rasmus Nielsen
Joanne Katrina Nielsen
John Nielsen
Tora Nielsen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 December 1844Skørringe, Maribo, Denmark
  • Children


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    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.
    1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark
    Age 6
    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.
    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, 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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    Nielsen Migration Part -4- Cavour Passenger List, other 1866 vessels

    Peder/Magdalena Nielsen & Family 1866 Migration Part -4- Cavour Passenger List, 1866 Vessels used-Kennilworth, Cavour, and Humboldt. Three Scandinavian Emigration Companies (name used for groups of …

    Sources (44)

    • Peder Ch Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
    • Peter Christen Nielsen in entry for Tora Nielsen Jacobson Starkie, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Peder Christian Hansen, "Denmark Census, 1855"

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