Niels Andersen

Sejlstrup, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Niels

Niels Andersen was born about 1720, in Sejlstrup, Hjørring, Denmark. He married Maren Nielsdatter on 3 November 1765. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He was buried in Hjørring, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Niels Andersen
Maren Nielsdatter
Marriage: 3 November 1765
Anders Nielsen
Niels Nielsen
Maren Nielsen
Zidsel Nielsen
Christen Nielsen Sloth
Abraham Nielsen
Jens Nielsen
Jens Nielsen

Spouse & Children

3 November 1765


+3 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 9

Greenland becomes Danish province.
1730 · Danish Asia Company

Age 10

The Danish Asiatic Company was a trading company established to revive the dwindling Danish trade with the East Indies and China. It was taken over by the Danish government in 1772 and continued to run until around 1843.
1737 · Meyercrones Stiftelse

Age 17

Meyercrones Stiftelse was founded by the widow of Henning de Meyercrone after he had served as Danish envoy in France. Christiane Meyercrone, Henning's widow, managed the property until her death in 1738. Her niece became the new manager of the foundation and arranged for its charter to be written in 1830. The original, small building was replaced by a larger building in 1933.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Niels Andersen in entry for Christen Nielsen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Niels Andersen in entry for Zidsel Nielsen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Niels Andersen in entry for Jens Nielsen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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