Niels Andersen

1717–1789 (Age 72)
Hårby, Odense, Denmark

The Life of Niels

When Niels Andersen was born in 1717, in Hårby, Odense, Denmark, his father, Anders, was 32 and his mother, Mrs Anders, was 28. He married Martha Rasmussen on 21 November 1749, in Hårby, Odense, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 5 October 1789, in Sønder Broby, Broby, Fyn, Denmark, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Niels Andersen
Martha Rasmussen
Marriage: 21 November 1749
Maren Nielsen
Anders Nielsen
Niels Nielsen
Smed Jens Neilsen Andersen
Karen Nielsen
Skomager Hans Nielsen Andersen
Karen Nielsen
Peiter Nielsen Andersen
Laurs Nielsen
Maren Nielsdatter

Spouse & Children

21 November 1749
Hårby, Odense, Denmark


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Parents & Siblings

  • Anders


  • Mrs Anders




World Events (7)


Age 12

Greenland becomes Danish province.
1730 · Danish Asia Company

Age 13

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 20

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, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Niels Andersen in entry for Maren Nielsdatter, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Niels ANDERSEN -

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