When Carl Gothard Nielsen was born in 1925, in Iowa, United States, his father, Jens Mourits Nielsen, was 28 and his mother, Ottilda Martine Christensen, was 29. He lived in Grant Township, Buena Vista, Iowa, United States in 1940 and Newell Township, Buena Vista, Iowa, United States in 1950. He died on 12 May 1982, in Humboldt, Iowa, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Newell, Buena Vista, Iowa, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Jorgen, Knud, Lars, Nels, Bent, Borge, Holger, Ove, Einer, Oluf.
Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Niels, a shortened form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas ). Compare Nielson , Neilsen , Nelsen , Nilsen , and Nilson .