Niels Lars Christensen

Male19 October 1828–7 February 1920

Brief Life History of Niels Lars

When Niels Lars Christensen was born on 19 October 1828, in Hillerød, Frederiksborg, Denmark, his father, Christen Nielsen, was 28 and his mother, Dorthea Christine Richter, was 29. He married Hansine Bernhardine Petrine Hansen on 12 July 1850, in Trinitatis, København, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in København, Denmark in 1870 and Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 7 February 1920, in Redmond, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Redmond, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Niels Lars Christensen
Caroline Nilsson
Marriage: 7 June 1857
Laura Hansena Christensen
Edward Bent Christensen
Mary Ann Christensen
Anna Maria Christensen
William Frank Christensen
Ellen Christensen
Louis Christensen
Henrietta Wilhelmina Christensen
Emily Caroline Christensen

Sources (111)

  • Niels Christian in household of Christen Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1840"
  • Nels L Christensen in entry for William Carl Westermann and Ida May Brimhall, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • N. L. Christensen in entry for Henrietta Jorgenson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 June 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    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.


    Age 21

    Historical Boundaries: 1849: Mexican Cession, Utah Territory, United States 1851: Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Sanpete, Utah, United States

    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Bent, Anders, Thor, Jorgen, Nils, Einer, Viggo, Folmer.

    Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen . In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the especially Danish and Norwegian variant Kristensen . Compare Christenson and Christianson .

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

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    Mentions of Niels Lars Willie Handcart Company

    Niels Lars Christensen I thought this journal entry from the Willie Handcart Company may be of interest because it mentions Niels Lars Christensen several times. When the Willie handcart company was …

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