Niels Pedersen

23 June 1743–
Thisted, Thisted, Denmark

The Life of Niels

When Niels Pedersen was born on 23 June 1743, in Thisted, Thisted, Denmark, his father, Jep Augustinusen, was 37 and his mother, Ane Sorensen, was 33.

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Family Time Line

Niels Pedersen
1743–
Mette Mortensdatter
1731–1798

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jep Augustinusen

    Male1706–1792Male

    Female1710–1784Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (3)

1744 · Hirschholm Palace

Age 1

Hirschholm Palace was a royal palace located in present-day Horsholm municipality just north of Copenhagen. It was one of the finest buildings of its time and became known as the Versailles of the North. It developed a bad reputation in connection with its role in the affair between Johann Friedrich Struensee and Queen Caroline Mathilda in the 1770s. After that it fell into disrepair and was demolished in 1809.
1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 19

The Old City Hall was built in 1762 and served as the city hall until 1912. the Hall was modelled after the City Hall that was destroyed in the Copenhagen Fire in 1795. Today the building is used only for ceremonial and representative purposes.
1776 · Kongens Klub

Age 33

The club was founded in 1776 by former members of Drejer's Club. It was initially known as Fich's Club. The latter name was a reference to Gottlieb Schreck who had purchased the House in 1775. He had adapted the interior to be used by the club. The club initially had 25 members but in 1778 the number of members had grown to 80. On 16 November 1782, the club was granted permission to use the name Kongens Klub (Royal Club). The club soon became a meeting place for members of the higher middle class.

Name Meaning

Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from Peter .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Nils Persson in entry for Anna Marie Persson, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Niels Pedersen in entry for Morten Peter Nielsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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