Jens Nielsen

1779–30 March 1858 (Age 79)
Århus, Denmark

The Life of Jens

When Jens Nielsen was born in 1779, in Århus, Denmark, his father, Niels Pedersen, was 27 and his mother, Maren Pedersdatter, was 33. He married Maren Sorensen on 14 August 1812, in Framlev, Århus, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 30 March 1858, in Brabrand, Århus, Denmark, at the age of 79, and was buried in Brabrand, Århus, Denmark.

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Jens Nielsen
Maren Sorensen
Marriage: 14 August 1812
Johanne Christiane Jensdatter
Soren Jensen
Soren Jensen
Elisabeth Cathrine Jensdatter
Birthe Marie Jensen
Ane Marie Jensen
Niels Jensen

Spouse and Children

14 August 1812
Framlev, Århus, Denmark


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Maren Pedersdatter





    Zidsel Nielsen


    Niels Nielsen


    Maren Nielsen


    Ane Nielsen


+1 More Child

World Events (7)

1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

Age 10

The Old Artillery Barracks was the first of three barracks to be established in the Christianshavn district of Copenhagen. They were converted into barracks for the Artillery in 1789 and were used until 1923. Today, they have been converted into apartments and are listed for everyone.
1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis

Age 13

Det Classenske Fideicommis is a Danish charitable foundation formed by the industrialist Major General Johan Frederik Classen after he left behind his wealth and possessions in his will to help alleviate poverty and misery to those in the country. Today, it grants around 2 million kroner annually to those in need.
1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

Age 26

The Christianso Lighthouse is one of Denmark's oldest lighthouses and the first to have a flashing light. It was built on the island of Christianso in the northern Baltic Sea.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German (especially Schleswig-Holstein): patronymic from the personal name Niels, a reduced form of Nikolaus ( see Nicholas ) or Cornelius .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jens Nielsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Jens Nielsen in entry for Ane Marie Jensdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Jens Nielsen in entry for Ane Marie Jensdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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