Jens James Nielsen

1 October 1833–16 January 1911 (Age 77)
Ørvad, Hørby, Børglum, Denmark

The Life Summary of Jens James

When Jens James Nielsen was born on 1 October 1833, in Ørvad, Hørby, Børglum, Denmark, his father, Niels Nielsen, was 26 and his mother, Mariane Jensdatter, was 25. He married Maria Nielsdatter Thomasen on 20 December 1855, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1855. He died on 16 January 1911, in Perry, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Jens James Nielsen
Maria Nielsdatter Thomasen
Marriage: 20 December 1855
James Nelson
Maria Nelson
Joseph Nelson
Mary Ann Nelson
Sarah Nelson
Rebecca Nielsen
Brigham Nelson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 December 1855Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1851 · Brigham City is Settled
    Age 18
    In 1851, Brigham City is settled and named after Brigham Young.
    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks
    Age 26
    The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Maria Thomasen

    BIOGRAPHY: MORMON PIONEER LIFE STORY OF MARIE THOMPSON NEILSEN: Marie Thompson Neilsen, pioneer of 1856, was born in Augusta or Wansta of Vausted, Hjorring Ampt, Denmark, a little town of two …

    Sources (51)

    • James Nielson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • James Nelson in entry for Rebecca Cutler, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • James Nelson, "United States Census, 1880"

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