Niels Andrew Thompson

23 March 1850–22 December 1887 (Age 37)
Tolne, Sejlstrup, Denmark

The Life Summary of Niels Andrew

When Niels Andrew Thompson was born on 23 March 1850, in Tolne, Sejlstrup, Denmark, his father, Peter Lendum Thompson I, was 24 and his mother, Mary Jensen, was 23. He married Harriet Ann Welker on 15 November 1875, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Lendum, Horns, Hjørring, Denmark in 1855 and Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 22 December 1887, in Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Niels Andrew Thompson
Harriet Ann Welker
Marriage: 15 November 1875
Harriet Adelia Thompson
Niels Hyrum Thompson
Martin Wesley Thompson
Mary Alice Thompson
Joseph Andrew Thompson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 November 1875Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks
    Age 9
    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 9
    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).
    Age 14
    Historical Boundaries 1864: Owyhee, Idaho Territory, United States 1864: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1875: Bear Lake, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bear Lake, Idaho, United States

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name T(h)om(me) (see Thom ) + -son ‘son of Tom’. Thomson is usually the Scottish form, that with the intrusive -p- being English. Both forms are common in Ireland. The surname Thompson is also very common among African Americans.Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Thomsen and of its Swedish cognate Thomsson. Compare Thomson .

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

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    Life of Neils Andrew Thompson

    Life of Neils Andrew Thompson (author unknown - story obtained from Cerissa Sessions Thompson, my grandmother)) Neils Andrew Thompson was born March 23, 1850, at Tolne, Denmark. He was the son of Pe …

    Sources (26)

    • Niels Peders in household of Peder Chr Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1855"
    • Neils Andrew Thompson in entry for Mary Alice Jacobson, "Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007" Death Certificate (1983)
    • Neils A Tomsen in household of Peter Tomsen, "United States Census, 1870"

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