Niels Jørgensen

Sønder Højrup, Svendborg, Denmark

The Life of Niels

When Niels Jørgensen was born on 9 September 1812, in Sønder Højrup, Svendborg, Denmark, his father, Jorgen Henningsen, was 37 and his mother, Anna Marie Larsen, was 28. He married Wilhelmina Hansine Georgine Bang on 23 October 1841, in Sønder Højrup, Svendborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Sønder Højrup, Vindinge, Svendborg, Denmark in 1850.

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Family Time Line

Niels Jørgensen
Wilhelmina Hansine Georgine Bang
Marriage: 23 October 1841
Jens Peter Nielsen
Anna Marie Pedersen
Jorgen Nielsen
Jens Peter Nielsen

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23 October 1841
Sønder Højrup, Svendborg, Denmark


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World Events (6)


Age 2

Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.
1818 · Danmarks Nationalbank

Age 6

Danmarks Nationalbank is the central bank of the Kingdom of Denmark and serves as an independent and credible institution that issues the krone, the Danish currency. The bank undertakes all functions related to the management of the Danish central-government debt.
1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

Age 35

The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian (Jørgensen), and North German (Jörgensen): patronymic from the personal name Jörgen, a vernacular form of Greek Geōrgios ( see George ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Niels Johansen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
  • Niels Jørgensen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
  • Niels Jørgensen in entry for Jørgen Christian Pedersen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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