Niels Christian Nelson

26 January 1828–4 March 1921 (Age 93)
Flade, Sejlstrup, Denmark

The Life Summary of Niels Christian

When Niels Christian Nelson was born on 26 January 1828, in Flade, Sejlstrup, Denmark, his father, Søren Nielson, was 24 and his mother, Christiana Larsdatter, was 23. He married Karen Catherine Jensen on 11 November 1854, in Hjørring, Nordjylland, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Bjergby, Vennebjerg, Hjørring, Denmark in 1850 and Astrup, Vennebjerg, Hjørring, Denmark in 1855. In 1880, at the age of 52, his occupation is listed as farmer in Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States. He died on 4 March 1921, in Georgetown, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Bloomington Cemetery, Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Niels Christian Nelson
Karen Catherine Jensen
Marriage: 11 November 1854
Christine Marie Nelson
Charlotte Serena Nelson
Nels Christian Nelson Jr.
James Anthon Nelson
Mary Martina Nelson
Jane Catherine Nelson
Anna Christanna Nelson
Sarah Miranda Nelson
Martin Louis Nelson
Warren Thomas Nelson
Joseph Nelson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 November 1854Hjørring, Nordjylland, Denmark
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    World Events (8)

    1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark
    Age 1
    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.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks
    Age 31
    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

    English: patronymic from the personal name Nell or Nele, either of which might be a pet form of Elias or less commonly of Niel (from Latin Nigellus). See also Neal .Americanized form of Swedish Nilsson and also of the Danish, Norwegian, and North German cognates Nielsen and Nilsen (compare Nelsen ). Compare also Neilson and Nielson .History: The Nelson name was an important one in 18th-century VA, starting with Thomas ‘Scotch Tom’ Nelson, who emigrated to VA at the close of the 17th century from Penrith, Cumbria, where the Nelsons were numerous. Scotch Tom settled c. 1700 at Yorktown, VA, where he became a successful merchant and landholder. His son was sheriff and a member of the VA Council, and his grandson, Thomas Nelson (1738–89), a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was governor of VA.

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

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    Nels Christian Sorenson

    Nels Christian Sorenson son of Soren Nelson & Christiana Hailsen Nels was born January 26, 1828 at Flada, Denmark. His boyhood days were spent helping his father and mother. He worked as a bla …

    Sources (75)

    • Niels Christian Sørensen in household of Søren Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1840"
    • Nels C Nelson in entry for William C Bell and Marian Nelson, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Nils Nilson in entry for Janie Laker, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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