Niels Anderson

21 May 1856–9 August 1915 (Age 59)
Tolne, Horns, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Niels

When Niels Anderson was born on 21 May 1856, in Tolne, Horns, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Niels Andersen, was 37 and his mother, Ane Thomasdatter, was 30. He married Karen Margretha Nielsen on 9 November 1892, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 9 August 1915, in Redmond, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Redmond, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Niels Anderson
Karen Margretha Nielsen
Marriage: 9 November 1892
Anna Adora Anderson
Mary Jane Anderson
Olga Margaret Anderson
Warren William Anderson
Harold Orval Anderson

Spouse and Children

9 November 1892
Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

Age 3

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.
1859 · Copenhagen Zoo

Age 3

The Copenhagen Zoo was founded in 1859 and is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. It was founded by a ornithologist named Niels Kjaebolling and the first animals that were at the opening were eagles, chickens, ducks, owls, rabbits, a fox, a seal and a turtle. The oldest building still is in use as a stable for the yak exibit. It is open everyday from 9:00am to 8:00pm (20:00).
1872 · The First National Park

Age 16

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: very common patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew . See also Andreas . The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that St. Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, so the personal name has long enjoyed great popularity there. Legend has it that the saint's relics were taken to Scotland in the 4th century by a certain St. Regulus. The surname was brought independently to North America by many different bearers and was particularly common among 18th-century Scotch-Irish settlers in PA and VA. In the United States, it has absorbed many cognate or likesounding names in other European languages, notably Swedish Andersson , Norwegian and Danish Andersen , but also Ukrainian Andreychyn, Hungarian Andrásfi, etc.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nels Anderson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Neils Andersen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Niels Anderson in entry for Karen Marguerite Anderson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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