Jens Nielsen

1796–
Hune, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Jens

When Jens Nielsen was christened on 26 December 1796, in Hune, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Niels Christensen, was 56 and his mother, Gjertrud Andersen, was 37. He married Ane Nielsdatter on 6 February 1831.

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Jens Nielsen
1796–
Ane Nielsdatter
1785–
Marriage: 6 February 1831

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
6 February 1831

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World Events (7)

1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

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.
1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn

Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn, The Cross of Honour of the Order of the Dannebrog, is an award connected to the Danish Order of the Dannebrog. The cross was instituted by King Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway on June 28, 1808 and was named Dannebrogsmendenes Haederstegn until 1952. The award is given to any Dane who has provided a service to Denmark through a noble deed. The cross is considered an additional recognition if awarded to someone who is already a holder of the Order.
1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Jens Nielsen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Jens Nielsen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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